$2.15 Billion Back to Philip Morris from Madison County

Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that the tobacco giant Philip Morris will get back $2.15 billion of its appeal bond from the infamous Madison County Price v. Philip Morris USA case that was overturned late last year by the Court.

The Court also stated if the U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear an appeal, another $6 billion will be returned to the tobacco giant.

On Dec. 15, 2005, the Illinois Supreme Court threw out the $10.1 billion consumer fraud judgment against Philip Morris.

According to Madison County Chairman Alan Dunstan in his State of the County address in April, the county has earned $13.6 million on interest from the tobacco bond payments.

The U.S. Supreme Court also refused to hear the case in which plaintiffs alleged they were dupued into believing “light” cigarettes were safer than regular ones.

Link [www.madisonrecord.com/news/newsview.asp?c=180671]


One Response to “$2.15 Billion Back to Philip Morris from Madison County”

  1. Shirley Adams Says:

    I am wanting to get name pn list of people harmed by low tar light marlboro cigatettes.
    Have smoked marlboroo lights since 1983. Was diagnosed with bladder cancer and just went through surgery the 24th of july of 2009 for the same. was told by my Dr. Dr Samm it was caused by resdue from tar from cigaretts. So smoking the marlboro light cigaretts was no lower in tar than a regular brand. I am lucky it was caught early. It was the size of a golf ball. Doc says it had been there a long time.
    Please let me know how to get name on list of those injured by the misconception of low tar. It is a lie, I am alive to prove it.
    Thank You,
    Shirley Adams
    twlighttrails@aol.com [mailto:twlighttrails@aol.com]

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