Price v. Philip Morris

Topic(s): 
Tobacco
Preemption of Consumer Remedies
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In this amicus brief, we argued that state-law fraud claims based on cigarette companies use of terms such as "light," "low tar," and "lowered tar and nicotine" are not preempted by federal law or the actions of the FTC. The Illinois Supreme Court held that Philip Morris could not be held liable under the state’s Consumer Fraud Act for because the Federal Trade Commission permitted these descriptors.