Federal Judge Says Engle Class Doesn't Preserve Consortium Claims

Federal Judge Says Engle Class Doesn't Preserve Consortium Claims

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Thirty-seven cases asserting claims for loss of consortium were dismissed as untimely on Aug. 16 by a Massachusetts federal judge, who said Engle v. Liggett Group Inc. (945 So. 2d 1246 $(Fla. 2006$)) did not include consortium claims and therefore did not toll them (In re: Engle Cases, No. 3:09-cv-10000-J-32JBT, M.D. Fla., Jacksonville Div.).

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