New Hampshire Supreme Court Vacates Light Cigarette Class

CONCORD, N.H. - Saying sufficient public information existed to call into question whether plaintiffs were uniformly unaware that light cigarettes were as dangerous as regular ones, the New Hampshire Supreme Court on Aug. 21 vacated certification of a class action lawsuit alleging that Philip Morris USA Inc.'s Marlboro Lights violated the state's Consumer Protection Act (Karen L. Lawrence v. Philip Morris USA, Inc., No. 2011-574, N.H. Sup.).

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