We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close

Tobacco Cos. See Bright Side Of High Court Ruling

Law360 (June 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Far from being a dint in the armory of tobacco giants defending the marketing of “light” cigarettes, the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling banning the removal of smoker lawsuits to federal courts is a victory of sorts. Or so says Philip Morris.

Call it cockeyed optimism if you will, but don't call the U.S. Supreme Court's recent dismissal of an industry defense strategy an all-out defeat, says the cigarette maker's in-house lawyers. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, but sometimes it isn't.

In the unanimous...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.