Appeals Court Affirms Finding That Plaintiffs Abandoned Tobacco Claims

Appeals Court Affirms Finding That Plaintiffs Abandoned Tobacco Claims

BATON ROUGE, La. - Louisiana's First Circuit Court of Appeal has affirmed dismissal of a tobacco wrongful death action as abandoned, saying in a Sept. 13 opinion that participation in a putative class action does not excuse the plaintiffs for failure to prosecute their claims for more than three years. (Alice Dimm, et al. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al., No. 2012 CA 1879, La. App., 1st Cir.; 2013 La. App. LEXIS 1849).

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