Illinois Supreme Court Dismissed $10.1 Billion Judgement Against Philip Morris

$10.1-billion judgment by Subordinate Court against Philip Morris, a division of Altria Group Inc., for deceiving smokers about the safety of low-tar cigarettes was dismissed by Illinois Supreme Court.

A state judge in March 2003 imposed the multibillion-dollar penalty after finding that the tobacco giant had tricked smokers into thinking that its low-tar cigarettes were safer than regular brands.

Supreme Court determined that Philip Morris had not violated consumer protection laws regarding “light cigarettes” as had been alleged in a class-action lawsuit.

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One Response to “Illinois Supreme Court Dismissed $10.1 Billion Judgement Against Philip Morris”

  1. $2.15 Billion Back to Philip Morris from Madison County - Phil Law Weblog Says:

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

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