Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Florida Appeals Court Reverses Judge's Dismissal Of Smoker's Claims

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Florida Appeals Court Reverses Judge's Dismissal Of Smoker's Claims

MIAMI - An after-the-fact diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by a defense expert is insufficient to create grounds for summary judgment on the statute of limitations, a divided Florida appeals court said Feb. 12, reversing a trial court's dismissal (Everett A. Belanger v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, No. 3D12-165; 2014 Fla. App. LEXIS 1847).

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