Back in 2010, the Wall Street Journal reported even as lawsuits against tobacco companies nationwide were on the decline, suits against big tobacco in the Sunshine State were on the rise. It seems as though this trend has continued.
Florida sees a disproportionate number of tobacco lawsuits, relative to its share of the entire US population. What could be the reason for this? Are Floridians inherently more litigious? No. Are there people elsewhere less litigious? No.
We contend that there are a wide variety of reasons for the high number of tobacco lawsuits in Florida, and among them is the …Read More