Courtroom View Network (CVN) is inviting nominations for the 2014 CVN Engle Litigation Awards.
The categories are: Plaintiff’s Attorney of the Year; Defense Attorney of the Year; Plaintiff’s Law Firm of the Year; and Defense Law Firm of the Year.
Nominations have to be in by today and the winners will be announced on December 30.
‘In 2014 alone, CVN has covered more than 25 Engle trials involving dozens of attorneys and billions of dollars in verdicts,’ CVN said in a note posted on its website on December 9.
‘To reflect on this pivotal year in the litigation’s history and to honor the lawyers at its forefront, we’re introducing the inaugural CVN Engle Litigation Awards.
So-called Engle progeny cases have been heard since a Florida Supreme Court decision in 2006 decertified a $145 billion class-action lawsuit filed by Howard Engle but allowed former class members to file individual lawsuits stating that cigarettes caused their respective illnesses.
More than 100 Engle progeny cases have been heard and about 8,000 cases are pending.
More information about the awards is at: http://blog.cvn.com/now-accepting-nominations-for-the-2014-cvn-engle-litigation-awards