Massachusetts' Top Court Allows Class Action Tobacco Suit

Albanese, Elizabeth
August 2004
Bond Buyer;8/17/2004, Vol. 349 Issue 31949, p4
Trade Publication
Reports that the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts approved the certification of a class action brought by smokers of light cigarettes manufactured by Philip Morris USA. Contention of the plaintiffs that they were duped by misleading advertising to believe that smoking light cigarettes was safer than smoking regular brands; Filing of the original lawsuit in 2001 by Lori Aspinall and Thomas Geanacopoulos, longtime smokers of Marlboro Lights.


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