Fla. Firms To Pay $9.1M For Engle Ethics Disaster

By Nathan Hale (October 19, 2017, 1:10 PM EDT) -- In a 148-page order Thursday, a panel of Florida federal judges "reluctantly but with the conviction that it is the right thing to do" imposed $9.1 million in sanctions on The Wilner Firm and Farah & Farah following an investigation that found they filed and maintained at least 1,250 baseless Engle progeny tobacco lawsuits.

The judges found Thursday that The Wilner Firm and Farah & Farah filed more than a thousand Engle progeny lawsuits against tobacco companies like R.J. Reynolds that were baseless. (AP) The four district judges acknowledged that the penalty is significant and possibly unprecedented, but they called the...

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