Mrs. Whiteley never smoked a pack of cigarettes that didn't have a health warning on it that was written by the surgeon general.
This is another example of the jury ignoring the law and doing what they are not supposed to do,
The judge's order apparently startled lawyers on all sides. It was certainly unexpected, ... Obviously, we're going to have to look at the order and look at the law, but it's not something that anyone can disregard out of hand, regardless of how strong we feel our defenses are.
Courts continue to recognize that class actions are inappropriate in tobacco litigation because of the overwhelming number of individual issues. Medical monitoring class actions are simply no different.
Philip Morris USA believes the U.S. Supreme Court appropriately denied the government's petition.