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[Illinois] IL Supreme Court says lower courts have no power to overturn its decision to toss $10 billion judgment vs Philip Morris

In response to the dissent, however, the majority said its decision doesn’t do anything to prevent the smoker plaintiffs from obtaining “justice and fairness” – it merely directs them to seek the correct remedy, which, they said, in this case would invol
Cook County (IL) Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Nov 5, 2015 02:01

Illinois Supreme Court Vacates $10.1 Billion Judgment Against Altria

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled in its decision Wednesday that the appellate court didn't have the authority to vacate the judgment dismissing the order, as it came from a higher court. An attorney representing the plaintiffs couldn’t immediately be re
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Nov 5, 2015 01:56

Illinois top court voids $10.1 bln Philip Morris 'light' verdict

By a 4-2 vote, the court said lower-level state courts lacked authority under Illinois law to reimpose the verdict, which was first rendered in 2003 and reinstated in 2014, against Philip Morris, which makes Marlboro cigarettes. Writing for the majority
added Nov 5, 2015 01:09

[Illinois] Supreme Court overturns reinstatement of Price v. Philip Morris, but leaves door slightly open for another Tillery appeal

The high court ruled 4-2 to overturn the Fifth District, but Justices did not shut down the 15 year old action. Instead, they invited a direct petition to recall a mandate they issued in favor of Philip Morris in 2006. “Under the hierarchical judicial s
Madison County (IL) Record
added Nov 5, 2015 01:08
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Illinois Supreme Court again rejects $10B cigarette verdict

A divided Illinois Supreme Court has again rejected a $10.1 billion class-action judgment against Philip Morris over its past efforts to market "low-tar" and "light" cigarettes as healthier alternatives.
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 5, 2015 01:06

[Illinois] Philip Morris: Plaintiffs have not proven damages; High court takes Price case under advisement, again

Thompson, who governed for 14 years (1977-91) without a whiff of scandal, spoke as counsel for cigarette maker Philip Morris. In the Supreme Court chamber, at age 79, he stood up against a team of plaintiff attorneys seeking to recover a class action bo
Madison County (IL) Record
added May 21, 2015 19:04

[Illinois] State's top court hears $10 billion tobacco appeal

The lawsuit -- one of the nation's first to accuse a tobacco company of consumer fraud -- claimed that Phillip Morris deceptively marketed "light" and "low-tar" cigarettes as a healthier alternative. The initial Madison County trial ended in 2003 with th
AP - Associated Press
added May 20, 2015 10:52

[Illinois] Tobacco case gets second go-around

To one side, it was “the most massive fraud in American history.” To the other, the Illinois Supreme Court should not become the first court to overrule itself based on a federal agency’s amicus brief. Those were the characterizations lobbed across the c
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
added May 20, 2015 05:51

[Illinois] $10 Billion Smoking Case Reheard By State Supreme Court

A lawyer for the smokers says his clients ought to be compensated. One point of contention in the earlier case was that Justice Lloyd Karmeier, who eked out another decade term in November's election, had indirectly benefited from a half-million dollar
WNIJ - WNIU (DeKalb, IL)
added May 19, 2015 16:10

Price v. Philip Morris, Inc., 2014 IL App (5th) 130017

trial court found that the plaintiffs (1) had a meritorious claim...In this appeal, the plaintiffs argue that the court impermissibly exceeded the scope of section 2-1401 review but ruled correctly on all other issues. We reverse.
Illinois Courts
added May 19, 2015 05:37
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