Philip Morris Can't Nix Post-2002 'Light' Fraud Claims

Law360, New York (May 27, 2010, 3:33 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has shot down Philip Morris USA Inc.'s bid to toss claims that it fraudulently marketed its light cigarettes after December 2002, when the tobacco company said it disclosed the truth about its product.

Judge John A. Woodcock Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine on Wednesday denied Philip Morris' motion for summary judgment on all claims involving purchases of “light” cigarettes after Dec. 1, 2002, in multidistrict litigation over the company's marketing of the product.

The plaintiffs in the...
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