Federal Appeals Court Affirms Preclusive Effect Of Florida Tobacco Ruling

Federal Appeals Court Affirms Preclusive Effect Of Florida Tobacco Ruling

ATLANTA - Saying it is required to abide by a state court ruling unless that ruling is constitutionally defective, the 11th Circuit U. S. Court of Appeals on Sept. 6 affirmed two small verdicts that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (RJR) had appealed, saying the trials' conduct violated RJR's due process rights (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Pauline Walker, et al., No. 12-13500, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al. v George Duke III, No. 12-14731, 11th Cir.).

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