Tobacco Cos. Urge Fla. Appeals Court To Move Engle Case

Law360, Miami (November 19, 2013, 3:46 PM EST) -- Tobacco companies told a Florida appeals court Tuesday that a trial judge erred in ruling that an Engle progeny case should proceed in Miami-Dade County, saying statutory factors dictate a transfer to Duval County.

Counsel for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Philip Morris USA Inc. and and Lorillard Tobacco Co. told the three-judge panel that Miami-Dade County is not a convenient forum for the underlying wrongful death case brought by plaintiff Lesia Mooney on behalf of her late mother Barbara Meacham, who died from lung cancer as...
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