Oregon Supreme Court Reverses Class Certification Findings In Tobacco Case

Mealey's (October 27, 2015, 10:12 AM EDT) -- SALEM, Ore. — Siding with a trial court, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled Oct. 22 that a class action is not a superior means for adjudicating allegations by two plaintiffs that Philip Morris Inc. violated Oregon’s Unlawful Trade Practices Act (UTPA) when it claimed that Marlboro Light cigarettes deliver less tar and nicotine than regular Marlboros (Marilyn C. Pearson, et al. v. Philip Morris Inc., No. 42, Ore. Sup.).

(Decision available. Document #04-151118-002Z.)

In so concluding, Justices Thomas A. Balmer, Rives Kistler, Martha Lee Walters, Virginia...
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