Fla. Firm Accuses Co-Counsel Of Stealing Engle Progeny Client

Law360, New York (November 5, 2013, 8:27 PM EST) -- Florida law firm J. B. Harris PA sued Ice Legal PA on Monday in state court, accusing it of inducing a client to sign an illegal contract granting it exclusive representation in a multi-plaintiff Engle-progeny case against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and other major tobacco companies.

Harris claims that three months after it entered into an agreement to act as co-counsel with Ice Legal to James Stein — an Engle-progeny plaintiff Harris began representing in September 2007 in a case against several tobacco companies — lawyers...
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