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The United States Supreme Court on Monday ruled that “tobacco companies that marketed “light” cigarettes may be sued for fraud. The 5-to-4 judgment will bolster dozens of lawsuits claiming billions of dollars in damages.

The Court held that a class action lawsuit brought under state law prohibiting deceptive advertising generally was not preempted by federal law regulating cigarette advertising. The lawsuit claims that w:tobacco makers who manufacture “light” and “low tar” cigarettes had deceived smokers into thinking the products are safer than regular cigarettes. The Court’s decision, written by Justice Justice Stevens, allows the lawsuit to proceed on the merits upon remand to the trial court below.


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US Supreme Court allows ‘light’ cigarettes lawsuits

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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The United States Supreme Court on Monday ruled that “tobacco companies that marketed “light” cigarettes may be sued for fraud. The 5-to-4 judgment will bolster dozens of lawsuits claiming billions of dollars in damages.

The Court held that a class action lawsuit brought under state law prohibiting deceptive advertising generally was not preempted by federal law regulating cigarette advertising. The lawsuit claims that w:tobacco makers who manufacture “light” and “low tar” cigarettes had deceived smokers into thinking the products are safer than regular cigarettes. The Court’s decision, written by Justice Justice Stevens, allows the lawsuit to proceed on the merits upon remand to the trial court below.


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Learn more about Altria Group v. Good and Supreme Court of the United States on Wikipedia.
This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

US Supreme Court allows ‘light’ cigarettes lawsuits

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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The United States Supreme Court on Monday ruled that “tobacco companies that marketed “light” cigarettes may be sued for fraud. The 5-to-4 judgment will bolster dozens of lawsuits claiming billions of dollars in damages.

The Court held that a class action lawsuit brought under state law prohibiting deceptive advertising generally was not preempted by federal law regulating cigarette advertising. The lawsuit claims that w:tobacco makers who manufacture “light” and “low tar” cigarettes had deceived smokers into thinking the products are safer than regular cigarettes. The Court’s decision, written by Justice Justice Stevens, allows the lawsuit to proceed on the merits upon remand to the trial court below.


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Learn more about Altria Group v. Good and Supreme Court of the United States on Wikipedia.
This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

US Supreme Court allows ‘light’ cigarettes lawsuits

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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The United States Supreme Court on Monday ruled that “tobacco companies that marketed “light” cigarettes may be sued for fraud. The 5-to-4 judgment will bolster dozens of lawsuits claiming billions of dollars in damages.

The Court held that a class action lawsuit brought under state law prohibiting deceptive advertising generally was not preempted by federal law regulating cigarette advertising. The lawsuit claims that w:tobacco makers who manufacture “light” and “low tar” cigarettes had deceived smokers into thinking the products are safer than regular cigarettes. The Court’s decision, written by Justice Justice Stevens, allows the lawsuit to proceed on the merits upon remand to the trial court below.


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Wikipedia
Learn more about Altria Group v. Good and Supreme Court of the United States on Wikipedia.
This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

US Supreme Court allows ‘light’ cigarettes lawsuits

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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The United States Supreme Court on Monday ruled that “tobacco companies that marketed “light” cigarettes may be sued for fraud. The 5-to-4 judgment will bolster dozens of lawsuits claiming billions of dollars in damages.

The Court held that a class action lawsuit brought under state law prohibiting deceptive advertising generally was not preempted by federal law regulating cigarette advertising. The lawsuit claims that w:tobacco makers who manufacture “light” and “low tar” cigarettes had deceived smokers into thinking the products are safer than regular cigarettes. The Court’s decision, written by Justice Justice Stevens, allows the lawsuit to proceed on the merits upon remand to the trial court below.


Sources

Wikipedia
Learn more about Altria Group v. Good and Supreme Court of the United States on Wikipedia.
This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

US Supreme Court allows ‘light’ cigarettes lawsuits

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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The United States Supreme Court on Monday ruled that “tobacco companies that marketed “light” cigarettes may be sued for fraud. The 5-to-4 judgment will bolster dozens of lawsuits claiming billions of dollars in damages.

The Court held that a class action lawsuit brought under state law prohibiting deceptive advertising generally was not preempted by federal law regulating cigarette advertising. The lawsuit claims that w:tobacco makers who manufacture “light” and “low tar” cigarettes had deceived smokers into thinking the products are safer than regular cigarettes. The Court’s decision, written by Justice Justice Stevens, allows the lawsuit to proceed on the merits upon remand to the trial court below.


Sources

Wikipedia
Learn more about Altria Group v. Good and Supreme Court of the United States on Wikipedia.
This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

US Supreme Court allows ‘light’ cigarettes lawsuits

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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…More articles here
Location of United States

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The United States Supreme Court on Monday ruled that “tobacco companies that marketed “light” cigarettes may be sued for fraud. The 5-to-4 judgment will bolster dozens of lawsuits claiming billions of dollars in damages.

The Court held that a class action lawsuit brought under state law prohibiting deceptive advertising generally was not preempted by federal law regulating cigarette advertising. The lawsuit claims that w:tobacco makers who manufacture “light” and “low tar” cigarettes had deceived smokers into thinking the products are safer than regular cigarettes. The Court’s decision, written by Justice Justice Stevens, allows the lawsuit to proceed on the merits upon remand to the trial court below.


Sources

Wikipedia
Learn more about Altria Group v. Good and Supreme Court of the United States on Wikipedia.
This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

US Supreme Court allows ‘light’ cigarettes lawsuits

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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The United States Supreme Court on Monday ruled that “tobacco companies that marketed “light” cigarettes may be sued for fraud. The 5-to-4 judgment will bolster dozens of lawsuits claiming billions of dollars in damages.

The Court held that a class action lawsuit brought under state law prohibiting deceptive advertising generally was not preempted by federal law regulating cigarette advertising. The lawsuit claims that w:tobacco makers who manufacture “light” and “low tar” cigarettes had deceived smokers into thinking the products are safer than regular cigarettes. The Court’s decision, written by Justice Justice Stevens, allows the lawsuit to proceed on the merits upon remand to the trial court below.


Sources

Wikipedia
Learn more about Altria Group v. Good and Supreme Court of the United States on Wikipedia.
This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

US Supreme Court allows ‘light’ cigarettes lawsuits

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Other stories from United States
…More articles here
Location of United States

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The United States Supreme Court on Monday ruled that “tobacco companies that marketed “light” cigarettes may be sued for fraud. The 5-to-4 judgment will bolster dozens of lawsuits claiming billions of dollars in damages.

The Court held that a class action lawsuit brought under state law prohibiting deceptive advertising generally was not preempted by federal law regulating cigarette advertising. The lawsuit claims that w:tobacco makers who manufacture “light” and “low tar” cigarettes had deceived smokers into thinking the products are safer than regular cigarettes. The Court’s decision, written by Justice Justice Stevens, allows the lawsuit to proceed on the merits upon remand to the trial court below.


Sources

Wikipedia
Learn more about Altria Group v. Good and Supreme Court of the United States on Wikipedia.
This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

US Supreme Court allows ‘light’ cigarettes lawsuits

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Other stories from United States
…More articles here
Location of United States

A map showing the location of United States

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Portal:United States

The United States Supreme Court on Monday ruled that “tobacco companies that marketed “light” cigarettes may be sued for fraud. The 5-to-4 judgment will bolster dozens of lawsuits claiming billions of dollars in damages.

The Court held that a class action lawsuit brought under state law prohibiting deceptive advertising generally was not preempted by federal law regulating cigarette advertising. The lawsuit claims that w:tobacco makers who manufacture “light” and “low tar” cigarettes had deceived smokers into thinking the products are safer than regular cigarettes. The Court’s decision, written by Justice Justice Stevens, allows the lawsuit to proceed on the merits upon remand to the trial court below.


Sources

Wikipedia
Learn more about Altria Group v. Good and Supreme Court of the United States on Wikipedia.
This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.
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