Ex-Philip Morris IP Counsel Alleges Age Bias

Law360, New York (October 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A former in-house counterfeiting counsel and director for Philip Morris International Inc. has fired off a lawsuit against the cigarette maker and its parent company, accusing them of firing him because of his age.

D'Arcy Quinn was dismissed from his position as brand integrity director to Central and Eastern Europe and counsel for anti-counterfeiting and anti-smuggling matters at the age of 51, despite his “excellent job performance,” according to the complaint against Philip Morris and Altria Group Inc., filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for...
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