Fla. Court Reverses Judgment For RJR In Smoker's Suit

Law360, Miami (February 12, 2014, 6:28 PM EST) -- A Florida appeals court on Wednesday reversed summary judgment for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in a smoker's suit against the tobacco company, ruling there were still disputed issues of fact regarding when the clock began to run on the smoker's claims.

Florida's Third District Court of Appeal said the trial court should not have ruled that Everett Belanger's suit, filed in 2007, was barred by the statute of limitations, because the date at which he knew or should have known that his chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder...
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