JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Massachusetts federal judge on Aug. 1 was appointed to oversee thousands of cases in the Middle District of Florida asserting death and injury from smoking pursuant to Engle v. Liggett Group Inc. (945 So. 2d 1246 $(Fla. 2006$)) (In re: Engle Cases, No. 3:09-cv-10000-J-32JBT, M.D. Fla., Jacksonville Div.).