$16.8M Tobacco Verdict Is Vacated Over Failure To Prove Engle Membership

$16.8M Tobacco Verdict Is Vacated Over Failure To Prove Engle Membership

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A Florida appeals court vacated a $16.8 million tobacco wrongful death verdict and ordered a new trial, saying in a May 10 opinion that the trial judge did not require the plaintiff to prove membership in the class Engle v. Liggett Group Inc. (945 So. 2d 1246 $(Fla. 2006$)); See October 2007, Page 4) before allowing her to use that case's preclusive findings (Philip Morris USA Inc. v. Andy R. Allen Sr., No. 1D11-6061, Fla. App., 1st Dist.).

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