Philip Morris Over Light Cigarettes

discount kiss cigaretteThe Supreme Court of New Hampshire on Tuesday held that a trial court erred in its certification of a class of smokers suing Philip Morris USA over “light” cigarettes they consumed, the company’s parent said. “The court recognized correctly that there are too many individual issues for this case to be treated as a class action,” said Murray Garnick, senior vice president and associate general counsel at Altria Goup.

He noted that 15 other courts have also rejected similar cases. The court ruled that between 1976 and 1995, plenty of information was available to show consumers that light cigarettes are just as damaging as regular ones and “the trial court unsustainably exercised its discretion when it ruled that issues related to individual class members’ injuries could be resolved by common evidence and that common issues would predominate.”


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