are some of the Court's precedent-setting findings:
Smoking cigarettes causes life-threatening diseases
that include aortic aneurysms, bladder cancer, cerebrovascular
disease, cervical cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease, coronary heart disease, esophageal cancer,
kidney cancer, laryngeal cancer, lung cancer, complications
of pregnancy, oral cavity/tongue cancer, pancreatic
cancer, peripheral vascular disease, pharyngeal cancer,
and stomach cancer.
The nicotine in cigarettes is addictive.
Big Tobacco placed on the market cigarettes that were
defective and unreasonably dangerous.
The tobacco industry purposely omitted or concealed
information about the adverse health effects and addictive
nature of smoking cigarettes.
Big Tobacco intentionally misrepresented information
about the health effects of cigarettes and their addictive
All of the defendant tobacco companies named in this
lawsuit were negligent.
Supreme Court has issued a mandate in the Engle v. Liggett
Class Action, requiring Engle Class members to take action
and file individual lawsuits by On January 11, 2008.
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As you may be aware, the Florida Supreme
Court recently decided a class action
case involving claims by Florida smokers
against the tobacco industry. In its
decision, the Supreme Court upheld the
jury’s findings that the industry had:
1. defrauded the public; 2. conspired
for decades to conceal information about
the health effects of smoking and 3.
manufactured a defective product. The
court specifically found that smokers
and their family members will be entitled
to bring individual claims for damages
for illness and death caused by smoking
cigarettes. These findings by the jury
regarding the wrongdoing of the industry
will be binding on the cigarette companies.
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law firms in the facilitation of your
The class of individuals and family
members entitled to bring claims is
limited by several criteria. If you
or a family member developed a smoking-related
illness (including lung cancer and other
types of cancer, emphysema, COPD, heart
or vascular disease) any time between
1990 and 1996, you may be entitled to
pursue a claim. It is not required that
a diagnosis was given between 1990-1996,
so long as it can be shown that the
individual first manifested the signs
and/or symptoms of the disease during
this time frame. In addition, you or
your family member must have lived in
Florida during at least some period
between 1990 and 1996.
If you have suffered, or have a family
member who has suffered or died, from
a smoking-related illness during the
relevant time period, you may be entitled
to compensation through the Florida
class action. It is imperative that
you act immediately so as to protect
your legal rights. The Supreme Court
has imposed a deadline of January 11,
2008 for class members to file their
claims. To determine if you or a loved
one is a candidate, please answer the
survey questions found in the right-hand
column. Once your survey answers have
been submitted, reviewed and your candidacy
confirmed, a representative will contact
Anthony J. Garcia, Esq.
For the Firm