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$10B Verdict Restored In Philip Morris Light Cigarettes Lawsuit

An Illinois appeals court reinstated a $10 billion verdict on April 29 in a class action accusing Philip Morris USA Inc. of deceptively marketing light cigarettes. The appellate court said a lower court wrongly speculated that Illinois Supreme Court justices would have favored the defendant despite new evidence. The ruling revived an 11-year-old case which […]

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Another Florida Jury Awards Smoker $5M In Suit Against Philip Morris

Most people think that the tobacco litigation ended with the settlement reached in the States Attorneys’ General case against Big’ Tobacco. Yet, in Florida and to a lesser extent elsewhere, the battles against Big tobacco continue. It is ironic that Florida, a target tort reformed state, is the epicenter for these cases.  Of course the primary […]

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Tobacco companies reach settlement with states over MSA payments.

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Judge refuses to reopen cigarette class-action lawsuit that produced a $10.1 billion verdict.

The AP (12/13, Suhr) reports that “an Illinois judge has refused to reopen a class-action lawsuit that produced a $10.1 billion verdict against cigarette-maker Philip Morris, handing the plaintiffs their latest setback in legal action now more than a decade old.” The article says that it was unclear on Thursday whether Stephen Tillery, the attorney […]

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