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  • Eleventh Circuit rules trial court's erroneous jury instruction on statute of limitations in Engle progeny tobacco case harmless because plaintiff first diagnosed with COPD within limitations period
    Eleventh Circuit rules trial court's erroneous jury instruction on statute of limitations in Engle progeny tobacco case harmless because plaintiff first diagnosed with COPD within limitations period

    On March 7, 2018, in Burkhart v, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company , No. 14-14708, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a jury trial award for the plaintiff in an Engle progeny tobacco case. The ...

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  • Florida Third DCA denies new trial to tobacco company on defective product claim, finding no reversible error in failure to charge jury on
    Florida Third DCA denies new trial to tobacco company on defective product claim, finding no reversible error in failure to charge jury on "consumer expectations" test not relied upon by plaintiff

    On June 28, 2017, in R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Larkin , No. 3D16-910, the Florida Third DCA reversed a decision by the trial court granting a new trial to the defendant tobacco company on a ...

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  • Florida Third DCA affirms trial court's denial of defendant's motion to dismiss product liability claim on forum non conveniens grounds
    Florida Third DCA affirms trial court's denial of defendant's motion to dismiss product liability claim on forum non conveniens grounds

    On April 26, 2017, in Taurus International Manufacturing v. Friend , No. 3D16-1960, the Florida Third DCA affirmed the trial court's denial of the defendant's motion to dismiss a product liability ...

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  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reverses summary judgment for defendants, finding lack of complete diversity due to citizenship of individual LLC members
    Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reverses summary judgment for defendants, finding lack of complete diversity due to citizenship of individual LLC members

    On March 2, 2017, in Thermoset Corporation v. Building Materials Corp of America , No. 15-13942, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the lower court’s summary judgment order in favor of the ...

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  • Britax recalls over 600,000 baby strollers due to 33 reports of car seats disconnecting from the strollers and falling to the ground
    Britax recalls over 600,000 baby strollers due to 33 reports of car seats disconnecting from the strollers and falling to the ground

    On February 16, 2017, Britax recalled certain Britax B-Agile and BOB Motion Strollers with Click & Go receivers. Britax has reportedly received 33 reports of car seats unexpectedly disconnecting from ...

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  • Hyundai recalls certain 2017 model year Elantra vehicles for replacement of brake system booster
    Hyundai recalls certain 2017 model year Elantra vehicles for replacement of brake system booster

    On January 25, 2017, Hyundai Motor America announced it was recalling certain 2017 model year Hyundai Elantra sedans produced at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama beginning on September 12, 2016 ...

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