U.S. High Court Denies Petition For Writ Of Cert In Illinois Smokers’ Appeal

(July 20, 2016, 4:01 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on June 20 denied a petition for writ of certiorari filed by Illinois smokers seeking to challenge an Illinois Supreme Court justice’s participation in reversing a $10 billion verdict in a tobacco case based on the justice’s alleged acceptance of funding for his campaign from Philip Morris and other tobacco companies and verbal support of the tobacco industry (Sharon Price, et al. v. Philip Morris USA, Inc. No. 15-947. U.S. Sup.; 2016 U.S. LEXIS 4032).

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