Minnesota Supreme Court Says Tobacco Settlement Bars 'Light Cigarette' Suit

Minnesota Supreme Court Says Tobacco Settlement Bars 'Light Cigarette' Suit

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) between 46 states and major tobacco companies precludes private suits for wrongful conduct occurring even after the settlement's 1998 execution, a divided Minnesota Supreme Court said May 30 in dismissing a putative class action alleging deceptive marketing of "light cigarettes" (Gregory Curtis, et al., individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated v. Altria Group, Inc., et al., No. A10-0215, Minn. Sup.).  Subscribers may view the opinion available within the full update.

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