Marlboro Lights Marketing Suit Will Get Class Cert.

Law360, Chicago (October 23, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT) -- An Arkansas judge on Tuesday said he will certify a class of potentially hundreds of thousands of smokers in a lawsuit accusing Philip Morris USA Inc. of knowingly misrepresenting to consumers that its Marlboro Light cigarettes were safer than regular brands.

At a hearing in Pulaski County Circuit Court, Judge Tim Fox sided with the plaintiffs and said he would soon issue a written order granting class certification in the case, according to Thomas P. Thrash of Thrash Law Firm PA, an attorney for the plaintiffs....
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