In 1998, then-Minnesota Attorney General "Skip" Humphrey and Philip Morris reached a $6.1 billion settlement after the state alleged that the tobacco company used deceptive marketing, advertising, and research to encourage people to smoke. The settlement barred any future lawsuits regarding Philip M ... More >>
So far this legislative session, Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed 12 bills. Seven of them were originally drafted by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).According to MinnPost, five of the vetoed ALEC bills would have reduced corporate exposure to lawsuits and potential damages in Minnesota. ... More >>
mynamemattersnotMarlboro Lights: The target of the lawsuit.A controversial class-action lawsuit filed against a behemoth of Big Tobacco, the maker of Marlboro Lights cigarettes, has been reinstated by the Minnesota Court of Appeals. The lawsuit was thrown out in 2009. It called out Altria an ... More >>
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