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Smokers Can Rely On Engle To Prove Liability, 11th Circ. Says

Law360, Miami (May 18, 2017, 1:27 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit handed smokers a win Thursday with a ruling that says federal law does not bar them from using the landmark Engle tobacco class action's jury findings to establish strict liability and negligence claims.

The appeals court, sitting en banc, reversed an earlier panel ruling that had said Earl Graham, whose wife died of smoking-related lung cancer and was part of the original Engle class, could not rely on the jury's conclusions in Engle v. Liggett Group Inc., including that smoking causes certain diseases...
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Case Information

Case Title

Theresa Graham v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 11th Circuit

Nature of Suit

4365 Personal Injury-Product Liability

Date Filed

October 7, 2013

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