Age Discrimination Suit V. Philip Morris To Go Forward

Law360, New York (February 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal court on Wednesday denied Altria Group Inc.'s bid to dismiss an age discrimination suit brought by a former Philip Morris director in Switzerland, alleging that the company systematically fired older employees.

D'Arcy Quinn, 52, a former in-house counterfeiting counsel and director for Philip Morris International Inc., launched a lawsuit against the cigarette maker and its parent company Altria in October, 2007, saying the company fired him because of his age.

Altria claimed no participation in the decision to fire Quinn, and urged the court...
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