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2006-05-05 10:53:03

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Illinois Supreme Court on Friday denied a plaintiff's petition to rehear a case in which it threw out a $10.1 billion verdict against Philip Morris USA over the marketing of certain cigarettes. Two justices dissented from the opinion.

2006-05-05 10:35:39

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Illinois Supreme Court on Friday denied a petition to rehear a case in which it threw out a $10.1 billion verdict against Philip Morris USA, a court spokesman said. The initial $10.1 billion judgment in the class action case, in which the Altria Group Inc.

2006-03-28 14:21:20

By Joan Gralla NEW YORK (Reuters) - An arbitrator ruled that cigarette makers lost market share as a result of a settlement reached with U.S. states, boosting the chance of them reducing the $6.5 billion payment owed next month, according to a copy of the decision obtained by Reuters on Tuesday.

2006-03-27 11:05:00

The Illinois Supreme Court still has not decided whether it will rehear a case in which it threw out a $10.1 billion verdict against Philip Morris USA, a court spokeswoman said on Monday.

2006-03-24 12:01:09

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Illinois Supreme Court may announce on Monday whether it will rehear the appeal of a class action lawsuit against Philip Morris U.S.A. over the marketing of "light" cigarettes. The court reversed a $10.1 billion verdict against Philip Morris U.S.A.

2006-03-20 10:33:20

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review on Monday a $50 million punitive damages award against Altria Group Inc.'s Philip Morris unit in the case of a longtime smoker who was diagnosed with lung cancer and then died.

2006-02-02 15:11:45

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed a $79.5 million punitive damage jury verdict against cigarette maker Philip Morris USA in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a smoker.

2006-01-26 15:30:00

Cigarette maker Philip Morris USA on Thursday said it agreed to suspend shipments to customers that states find have illegally sold cigarettes over the Internet or by fax, mail or telephone.

2005-12-15 14:47:45

By Brad Dorfman CHICAGO (Reuters)- The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a $10.1 billion verdict against Philip Morris USA, ordering a lower court to dismiss the case in which the company was accused of defrauding customers into thinking "light" cigarettes were safer than regular ones.

2005-12-15 14:50:00

By Brad Dorfman CHICAGO (Reuters)- The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a $10.1 billion verdict against Philip Morris USA, ordering a lower court to dismiss the case in which the company was accused of defrauding customers into thinking "light" cigarettes were safer than regular ones.


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