Missouri smokers seek up to $1 billion in damages against Philip Morris

09/21/2011 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Lawyers representing Missouri smokers have begun presenting their arguments in a class-action lawsuit that claims that Philip Morris International marketed light cigarettes as safer than regular cigarettes. The plaintiffs are seeking as much as $1 billion in damages against the tobacco firm. The trial, which opened in St. Louis, is expected to end by late November.

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