Recording Date: March 4, 2010
Duration: 103 minutes

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Agenda and Speakers

  • Post Engle: A look back at yester-year, the big cases that were and their impact on state and federal actions
  • The Naugle v. Philip Morris case: breaking down the nation’s largest award
  • The likelihood of Naugle’s appeal
  • Punitive damages: how and when they are viable?
  • A breakdown of defense strategies: what is working and why, as well as potential weaknesses
  • The next more concerning round for tobacco companies: light cigarettes, the forthcoming litigations regarding fraud and personal injury
  • Update on the federal government’s RICO case and its larger impact on tobacco litigation
  • How are defendants complying with new tobacco legislation?
  • Faculty:
    Robert Kelley, Esq., Kelley & Uustal, Fort Lauderdale
    Mark Robinson, Jr.,   Robinson, Calcagnie & Robinson, Newport Beach, CA
    James Hardin, Esq., Robinson, Calcagnie & Robinson, Newport Beach, CA
    Matt Schultz, Esq., Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Echsner & Proctor, PA, Pensacola, FL
    Norwood “Woody” Wilner, Esq., Wilner Hartley & Metcalf, P.A., Jacksonville, FL