Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Tobacco Company Again Denied Attorney Fees In Take-Nothing Verdict

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Tobacco Company Again Denied Attorney Fees In Take-Nothing Verdict

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A last-minute settlement offer by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (RJR) in a smoking wrongful death case was made in bad faith, and the company is therefore not entitled to $41,860 in attorney fees, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said May 6, affirming holdings of a magistrate judge and a trial judge (Oliver Pickett Jr., as Personal Representative of the Estate of Oliver Pickett Sr. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al., No. 13-13212, 11th Cir.).

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