Ore. Court Nixes Cert. Denial In Marlboro Lights Suit

Law360, New York (June 19, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT) -- An Oregon appeals court on Wednesday reversed a lower court's denial of certification of a proposed class of 100,000 consumers who allege Philip Morris Inc. misrepresented its Marlboro Light cigarettes, finding the class claims can be heard together and are not preempted by federal law.

The plaintiffs allege Philip Morris violated the Oregon Unlawful Trade Practices Act by advertising its Marlboro Light cigarettes as delivering less tar and nicotine than regular ones, even though the company knew that the amount of tar and nicotine in Lights...
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