RJ Reynolds Asks 11th Circ. For Attys' Fees After Trial Win

Law360, Miami (September 26, 2013, 5:52 PM EDT) -- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. on Wednesday told the Eleventh Circuit that it should have been given an award of attorneys' fees under Florida law for making a good-faith settlement offer to the son of a deceased smoker who lost at trial.

In its opening brief, R.J. Reynolds said it should have recouped $41,860 in fees under Florida's offer of judgment statute because it made a $10,000 settlement offer to plaintiff Oliver Pickett Jr. before the trial, but the lower court determined the tobacco company did not...
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