Skip to comments.Ill. appeals court revives cigarette lawsuit
Posted on 02/27/2011 8:05:54 AM PST by STONEWALLS
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- A lawsuit that led to a $10.1 billion verdict against cigarette-making Philip Morris USA before it was tossed out by the Illinois Supreme Court has been revived by a lower court, sending the case back to the county once tagged as among the nation's most lawsuit-friendly turfs.
The unanimous ruling Thursday by the three-judge panel of the Mount Vernon-based 5th District Appellate Court cleared the way for the plaintiffs to argue that a favorable 2008 U.S. Supreme Court decision in an unrelated case may be applied to reinstate the questioned Madison County one involving Philip Morris' marketing of "light" cigarettes.
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Wonder what would happen if cig companies shut down and moved overseas, and stopped selling here? Lots of smokers in China.
My first thought was:
But Dickie Scruggs (ringleader of tobacco lawsuits) is in jail.
Didn’t cigarette makers make a one time lawsuit deal with the feds?.
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