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Glover v. Philip Morris USA Inc.

Philip Morris USA
2005 - 2006

Glover v. Philip Morris USA Inc., 459 F.3d 1304 (11th Cir. 2006), was a case brought by two Medicare recipients claiming tens of billions of dollars in damages under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act. Plaintiffs alleged that Philip Morris USA Inc. was liable for all smoking-related Medicare costs incurred in Florida and sought to recover double damages to reimburse Medicare for those costs. Whether secondary payers can recover from manufacturers is one of the most important evolving issues in product liability. Our attorneys developed arguments that persuaded the District Court, and the Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit affirmed. Glover is one of many cases in which our attorneys represent clients in litigation under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act.

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