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Philip Morris USA Sues Retailer For Allegedly Selling Counterfeit Cigarettes
Posted on 23 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RICHMOND, Va. - Philip Morris USA (PM USA) on July 8 filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York against Mastic, N.Y.-based G Talks Smoke Shop for allegedly selling counterfeit versions of the company's Marlboro... Read More

Minnesota Panel Lets Marlboro Lights Class Action Proceed
Posted on 30 Dec 2010 by Michael Lefkowitz

MINNEAPOLIS - (Mealey's) A lawsuit alleging that Philip Morris USA used deceptive trade practices and false advertising to market its Marlboro Lights cigarettes may proceed in Minnesota as a class action, the state Court of Appeals ruled Dec. 28,... Read More

Minnesota Supreme Court Says Tobacco Settlement Bars 'Light Cigarette' Suit
Posted on 31 May 2012 by Michael Lefkowitz

ST. PAUL, Minn. - (Mealey's) 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... Read More

Philip Morris USA, Other Tobacco Companies Win Favorable Verdict
Posted on 1 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RICHMOND, Va. - (AP) Philip Morris USA and other major tobacco companies won a lawsuit Friday filed by 37 Missouri hospitals seeking more than $455 million for treating sick smokers. Philip Morris USA was one of six tobacco companies involved in the lawsuit... Read More

Tobacco Companies Make Payments Under Master Settlement Agreement
Posted on 19 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RICHMOND, Va. - (AP) The nation's top cigarette companies said Friday they have made their payments as part of the 25-year settlement in which some cigarette makers are paying states for smoking-related health care costs. Philip Morris USA, the nation's... Read More

Florida Ruling Big Tobacco Won Is Coming Back To Bite It
Posted on 21 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) A Florida Supreme Court ruling that threw out a $145 billion award against cigarette makers is biting Big Tobacco back, making it dramatically easier for thousands of smokers to sue and turning the state into the nation's hot spot for... Read More

Marlboro Maker Altria Sues China-Based Websites
Posted on 16 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RICHMOND, Va. - (AP) Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. said Wednesday it is suing seven Chinese online retailers, alleging they sold counterfeit versions of its top-selling cigarette brands to customers in the U.S. The owner of the nation's largest... Read More

High Court Turns Down Both Sides In Tobacco Fight
Posted on 29 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court has rejected appeals by the Obama administration and the nation's largest tobacco companies to get involved in a legal fight about the dangers of cigarette smoking that has stretched more than 10 years. The... Read More