Third Disctrict Court of Appeal Affirms 24.8 Million Dollar Verdict

The Third District Court of Appeal upheld a 24.8 million dollar tobacco verdict against cigarette manufacturers. This comes nearly 8 years after the trial court found in 2002 that Defendants Philip Morris, Liggett Group, and Brown & Williamson were legally responsible for misrepresentation, fraud, civil conspiracy, and for knowingly manufacturing a dangerous and defective product.


Philip M. Gerson, of Gerson and Schwartz P.A. tried the case along with co-counsel back in 2002. Gerson agrees with other personal injury lawyers that this should send a message to the tobacco companies that Engle is the guiding light and current legal precedent in the State of Florida for the 8000 Engle progeny cases.

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