Court Extinguishes Smokers' Advertising Suit

Law360, New York (August 3, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A day after a key U.S. Senate panel voted to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration more power to regulate tobacco, the California Supreme Court has sided against a pack of smokers that accused a handful of tobacco giants of attempting to target children with misleading cigarette advertisements.

On Thursday, the state's high court unanimously rejected the plaintiffs' claims in light of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that had been handed down years after the California court first weighed in on the sticky subject of...
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