Marlboro Lights Cigarettes

July 2014: The claims of the named plaintiff were settled and dismissed with prejudice. The terms of the settlement have not been disclosed.

February 2014: A federal judge refused to certify the class in a lawsuit against Philip Morris. The complaint, which was originally filed in 2010, alleges that the company falsely advertises Marlboro Lights cigarettes will deliver less tar and nicotine than regular cigarettes when, according to plaintiffs, they do not. The judge did not certify the class because the injury to each class member required an individual inquiry and could not be determined on a class-wide basis. (Phillips v. Philip Morris Companies Inc., nka Altria Group, Inc., et al., Case No. 10-cv-01741, N.D. Ohio).

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