Philip Morris Settles False Advertising Class Suit For $45 Million
(August 16, 2016, 10:45 AM EDT) -- LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — On July 30, Philip Morris USA Inc. agreed to pay $45 million to a class of Arkansas smokers who claimed that the tobacco company falsely advertised the health effects of Marlboro Light cigarettes (Wayne Miner, et al. v. Philip Morris Companies Inc., No. CV03-4661, Ark. Cir., Pulaski Co.).
The docket indicates that the trial, scheduled to last for more than a month, was canceled July 29. Media reports indicate that lawyers are working to figure out payments. The class is made up...