Krauss Paper is Featured Publication in WLF
The Florida Supreme Court's ruling in Liggett Group v. Engle restores hope that defendants can argue their cases successfully under current state tort law, despite the imperfect nature of the decision itself says Professor Michael Krauss in a Washington Legal Foundation Working Paper appearing as the foundation's featured publication.
The suit in question involves a class action seeking damages for injuries allegedly caused by cigarette use. In hearing the appeal, the Court sided with the defendants in overturning the trial court's rulings on several key issues.
Liggett Group v. Engle: Florida High Court's Imperfect Response to Class Action Abuse, Washington Legal Foundation Critical Legal Issues, Working Paper Series No. 145, March 2007. By Michael I. Krauss.