Plaintiffs notch legal win in Ill. cigarette suit
The Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for plaintiffs' attorneys to push that a $10.1 billion verdict against cigarette-maker Philip Morris be revived, sending the matter back to the trial court for more hearings.The court upheld a state appellate court's February ruling that sends the case back to southwestern Illinois' Madison ... (more)
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#1 Sep 29, 2011
far from a win. totally mistated.
#2 Sep 29, 2011
Farther from a loss.
The fact that it is a battle and not the war doesn't make it a non-win.
According to the article, the only reason the original decision against PM was overruled was the assumption that the federal law trumped the state one. The premise for permitting reviving the case is that the US Supreme Court has since ruled that the federal law does NOT trump the state one.
There is almost certainly info not given, but from what is given it looks like a question of revisiting a case that has already been won once.
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