Mass. Jury Finds Marlboros Aren't Defective In Suit

Law360, New York (May 26, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts jury ruled in favor of Philip Morris USA Inc. on Thursday in a suit alleging Marlboro cigarettes were defectively designed, holding that the cigarettes were not unreasonably dangerous.

The plaintiffs, survivors of deceased smoker Stephen C. Haglund, went to trial on a claim that Philip Morris breached an

implied warranty of merchantability by failing to market cigarettes with less than 0.003 milligrams of nicotine.

The jury found that Haglund became addicted to nicotine as a result of smoking Marlboro cigarettes, rather than some other...
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