Attorneys Argue Over Advertising Of ‘Light’ Cigarettes Before Judge

Mealey's (November 17, 2015, 9:50 AM EST) -- BOSTON — A Massachusetts state judge on Oct. 19 heard opening arguments in a class action in which members of the class claim to be the victims of deceptive advertising by a cigarette company (Lori Aspinall v. Phillip-Morris Cos., No. SUCV1998-06002, Mass. Super., Suffolk Co.; Mass.).

The nearly two-decade-old class suit brought by Lori Aspinall alleges that Phillip-Morris Cos. misled those who bought its cigarettes by calling one of its products “Marlboro Lights.” Aspinall claims that the name misled the 197,700 members of the class into...
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