Here 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 nature.

All of the defendant tobacco companies named in this lawsuit were negligent.

The Florida 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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Dear Potential Client:

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. We at Alvarez Garcia are assisting other law firms in the facilitation of your valid claim.

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 you.


Anthony J. Garcia, Esq.
For the Firm

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