Brazilian Appeals Court Reverses Tobacco Ruling

Law360, New York (November 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- An appeals court in Brazil has reversed a lower court's order that Philip Morris and another tobacco company indemnify smokers who said they were harmed by cigarettes they smoked as a result of false advertising, saying the companies' due process rights were violated at the trial level.

The appeals court in Sao Paulo said Wednesday that the tobacco companies had been denied the opportunity to introduce evidence as to whether cigarette advertising in Brazil was misleading and abusive before it was banned in 2000 and whether...
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