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Appellate Court Reinstates Verdict Against Phillip Morris

In a recent Illinois Appellate Court decision by the 5th District, a multi-billion dollar verdict in a class-action lawsuit against cigarette make Phillip Morris USA was reinstated despite having been previously thrown out by the Illinois Supreme Court. Phillip Morris USA immediately filed a petition to have the verdict reviewed by the Illinois Supreme Court once again. The original verdict, for $10.1 billion, was entered in 2003 favor of the class-plaintiffs finding that the cigarette maker had broken Illinois State laws by misleading consumers about "light" and "low tar" labeling on cigarette packages. The lawsuit alleged that the use of those terms on packaging and in marketing misled consumers to believe that these cigarettes were "safer" than others.

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