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Massachusetts Residents Who Smoked Marlboro Cigarettes Could Be Part Of A Lawsuit Against Philip Morris.

A class action lawsuit has been brought against Philip Morris. The lawsuit seeks to have Philip Morris pay for medical monitoring in the form of a low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan. Medical monitoring is a potentially life saving screening technique
PR Newswire
added Jun 29, 2013 14:45
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Massachusetts ruling could invite more tobacco suits

Massachusetts' highest court has ruled that cigarettes' addictive qualities do not give cigarette makers "special protection" from product liability claims, a move that could make the state a hotbed for tobacco plaintiffs. The Massachusetts Supreme Court
Thomson Reuters
added Jun 18, 2013 12:23
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[Massachusetts] Officials: Municipalities Should Have Power to Ban Smoking Medical Marijuana in Public

State Rep. Cleon Turner says the legislature should have had control of the rules in regards to the passage of the pot laws.
Boston Magazine
added Jun 18, 2013 13:27
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[Massachusetts] Experts: SJC’s tobacco ruling could pave way for suits

A first-in-the-nation Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court finding that tobacco companies cannot claim special protection under the law simply because their products are addictive could open the door to a slew of product liability suits, experts said. T
Boston (MA) Herald
added Jun 13, 2013 09:37
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[Massachusetts] SJC orders retrial for $81M in punitive damages in tobacco case

Massachusetts' highest court yesterday threw out an $81 million punitive damages award for the family of a late Roxbury woman who was hooked on cigarettes thanks to free samples she got as a child at her Orchard Park playground -- but the court found her
Boston (MA) Herald
added Jun 12, 2013 14:57
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[Massachusetts] Willie EVANS, executor, [FN1] vs. LORILLARD TOBACCO COMPANY. SJC (PDF)

Because the jury's award of compensatory damages, as reduced by the remittitur, adequately rests on the finding of breach of the implied warranty of merchantability, we affirm that award
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Oct 23, 2013 11:41
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[Massachusetts] Court Upholds $35 Million In Compensatory Damages To Smokers' Family In Wrongful Death Case Against Lorillard But Sends Much Of Case Back For Further Action

the Court found that Newport cigarettes are "defective" products. Cigarette companies have long argued that cigarettes aren't "defective" under the law because cigarettes are inherently dangerous. But this Court determined that the real question is whethe
PR Newswire
added Jun 11, 2013 23:36
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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules that all cigarettes sold in Massachusetts are defective

What this means is that, as a matter of law in Massachusetts, any cigarette sold that addicts or maintains the nicotine addiction of consumers is defective. That would include just about every cigarette sold in Massachusetts.
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Jun 11, 2013 13:58
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[Massachusetts] SJC splits decision in cigarette samples appeal

The state's highest court says the family of a late Boston woman who got free cigarette samples as a child can keep $35 million in punitive damages awarded in a lawsuit against the tobacco company. But justices Tuesday threw out an $81 million compensato
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 11, 2013 11:59
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[Massachusetts] Willie EVANS, executor, [FN1] vs. LORILLARD TOBACCO COMPANY.

We conclude that the jury were adequately instructed regarding the claim of wrongful death based on the breach of the implied warranty of merchantability, that the evidence supports the jury's verdict finding such a breach, that this breach alone supports
Westlaw (Thompson West)
added Jun 11, 2013 11:55
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