September 25, 2013
by Max Slater
A superior court judge in California ruled Tuesday that a class of plaintiffs cannot recover any money against the tobacco company Philip Morris USA. The plaintiffs in the case argued that Philip Morris violated California's false advertising laws by using the terms "Lights" and "Lower Tar and ...[read more]
May 5, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On May 5, 2006, the Illinois Supreme Court declined to reconsider its decision to vacate a $10.1 billion judgment against Phillip Morris USA. The judgment resulted from a case where the tobacco company was found liable of falsely claiming that light cigarettes were safer than regular ones. ...[read more]
November 28, 2012
by Benjamin Minegar
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday ordered cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris, Inc. to issue public corrective statements after decades of concealing the health risks and addictive qualities of cigarette smoking. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed ...[read more]
September 14, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
A Norwegian court on Friday upheld a the country's display ban on tobacco products. The law prevents stores from displaying tobacco products or their logos anywhere in a store, requiring the products to be stored in cabinets or otherwise hidden from sight. Philip Morris brought suit against Norway ...[read more]
August 21, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Supreme Court of New Hampshire on Tuesday revoked class action status in a lawsuit challenging the labeling of "light" cigarettes. The plaintiff, Karen Lawrence, filed the lawsuit in 2002 alleging that Philip Morris, Inc. deliberately misled consumers to believe that "light" cigarettes ...[read more]
August 17, 2012
by Cody Harding
On August 17, 2011, the Second District Court of Appeals in Los Angeles upheld a $13.8 million judgment against Philip Morris. The judgment came in the case of Betty Bullock, a life-long smoker who died at 45 years old. The deceased's family accused the company of fraudulent and deceitful ...[read more]
June 5, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
An Oslo district court on Monday began hearing a suit initiated by tobacco company Philip Morris against Norway for the country's display ban on tobacco products. The company argues that the ban is in violation of the European Economic Area (EEA) rules because it makes competition too difficult. ...[read more]
May 30, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a summary judgment in favor of Philip Morris, Inc., finding that the plaintiffs were barred from recovery due to a settlement in a state lawsuit from 1998. The plaintiffs sued Philip Morris in 2001 for using false and misleading labeling on their ...[read more]
December 2, 2011
by Cody Harding
On December 2, 2010, US tobacco companies including Philip Morris and RJ Reynolds, along with an industry trade group, filed an appeal with the US Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn a $271.5 million class action settlement. The Louisiana Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that the ...[read more]
November 21, 2011
by Jerry Votava
Philip Morris Asia Ltd. (PMA) on Monday initiated legal proceedings on behalf of its Australian subsidiary Philip Morris Ltd. against the Australian government to block new plain package labeling requirements for tobacco products set to go into effect in December 2012. The company is also seeking ...[read more]

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