Our Engle cards track the CVN trial stats of some of the best attorneys on both sides of Florida’s unique tobacco litigation. "Engle prodigy" cases, as they're widely known, include thousands of claims spun off from a decertified class action against the nation's tobacco companies, with the first Engle prodigy trial dating back to 2008. This week, we're featuring Scott Schlesinger, an attorney whose Engle resume includes a half-dozen eight-figure-plus verdicts across a decade of trials.
Before unprecedented court closures halted the docket of Florida’s Engle progeny tobacco cases, the first three months of 2020 saw several high-profile verdicts that have added to the decade-plus history of the litigation. CVN looks at the top defense verdict of the first quarter of 2020, delivered by the attorney that earned last year’s Engle defense title.
Gary Paige delivers closings that set up the biggest Engle tobacco verdict of the first quarter of 2020. See below for video featuring James Gustafson.
Court closures have paused Florida’s decade-plus-long, Engle-progeny tobacco litigation. However, before courts shut down, the first three months of 2020 had already produced a slate of headline-grabbing verdicts in the cases, spun from a massive class action suit against the nation’s tobacco companies. CVN looks at the top verdicts we’ve covered so far this year.