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Price v. Philip Morris, Inc., 43 N.E. 3d 53 (Ill. 2015) (Ill. S. Ct.)

Philip Morris USA

The firm successfully represented Philip Morris before the Illinois Supreme Court in an appeal from a $10 billion judgment concerning light cigarettes. The state high court had set aside the judgment in 2005, but a lower court revived it in 2014 on the basis of supposedly newly discovered evidence. The high court held that the lower state courts lacked authority to vacate its prior judgment and thus dismissed the case. American Lawyer named Lisa Blatt a “Litigator of the Week” for this case. The United States Supreme Court denied certiorari in June 2016.

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