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  • Smokers get $4.9m from Philip Morris USA in suit over Marlboro Lights

    The Boston Globe - 02/23/2016

    The award in Monday’s decision was a blow to plaintiffs, but the ruling of deceptive marketing adds fuel to several personal-injury lawsuits pending in Massachusetts, said Edward Sweda Jr., senior attorney at the Public Health Advocacy Institute at Northeastern University’s School of Law.

    “Plaintiffs’ lawyers will try to rely on this and ask it to be considered by these courts,” Sweda said, calling the ruling a “significant victory” in cigarette foes’ battle against tobacco.


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