JPMDL Creates MDL For Misleading Advertising Suits Against Tobacco Companies
(April 14, 2016, 2:19 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) on April 11 transferred five suits in which the plaintiffs allege that a cigarette manufacturer and its holding company misled consumers through false advertising on cigarette cartons to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico for coordinated pretrial proceedings (In Re: Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, MDL No. 2695, JPMDL; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48157).