U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Review $25M Tobacco Verdict

(May 17, 2016, 10:06 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on May 16 denied Philip Morris USA Inc.’s petition for certiorari to determine whether due process is violated when a jury is told about punitive damages that were previously vacated (Philip Morris USA Inc. v. Paul Scott Schwarz, Personal Representative of the estate of Michelle Schwarz, No. 15-1013, U.S. Sup.).

Paul Scott Schwarz filed suit in the Multnomah County, Ore., Circuit Court in 2000, alleging that Philip Morris covered up the harmfulness of its “light” cigarettes that ultimately caused...
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