A consumer lawsuit alleging that Philip Morris misrepresented the characteristics of Marlboro Lights may satisfy the state’s requirement’s for class certification, the Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing judgment.
Long-time smokers could not sue Philip Morris for manufacturing cigarettes that allegedly contained unnecessarily dangerous levels of carcinogens, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming a dismissal.
After upholding a $37 million smoker award in June, a Florida appeals court had second thoughts, deciding Wednesday that passion and prejudice so influenced the jury that the only recourse is to grant Philip Morris a new trial on damages.
A Florida appeals court has overturned a jury’s award of $16.2 million in punitive damages to a now-deceased cigarette smoker, concluding that Philip Morris should have been allowed to present a statute of repose defense to the smoker’s fraud-based conspiracy claim.
A long-time cigarette smoker sufficiently showed reliance for the purpose of establishing a tobacco company’s liability for the fraudulent concealment of the health hazards of its products, the Florida Court of Appeal has ruled.
A Florida appellate panel has overturned a $5 million award of punitive damages against Philip Morris in the first individual case to go to trial under the state’s court-imposed procedures for product liability suits against cigarette manufacturers.
Philip Morris will not have to pay $2 million to the husband of a deceased smoker after a Florida appeals court decided last week that his lawsuit was barred by the state’s statute of limitations.
What a difference a jury instruction makes.
A retrial of a groundbreaking case brought by a smoker of low tar or “light” cigarettes against Philip Morris has resulted in a $25 million jury verdict.