Stoll Berne’s clients prevail in proposed class action ruling against Philip Morris before the Oregon Court of Appeals

June 20, 2013 by

Law and justice concept, gavelStoll Berne won an appeal yesterday in the Oregon Court of Appeals in which the court held that the firm’s clients could lead a class action against Philip Morris on behalf of Oregon consumers of Marlboro Light cigarettes.

The court held that the plaintiffs may bring a class action for claims that Philip Morris misrepresented that its Marlboro Light cigarettes were lower in tar and nicotine than other cigarettes.

The full opinion appears here: http://www.publications.ojd.state.or.us/docs/A137297.pdf.

There is news coverage of the case here: http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2013/06/oregon_court_of_appeals_revive.html#incart_river_default.

Managing Shareholder Scott Shorr argued the case for the firm and briefed the case with co-counsel Charles S. Tauman.

Steve Larson
An experienced trial lawyer who handles both hourly and contingent fee cases, Steve has expertise in class actions, consumer cases, antitrust litigation, securities litigation, corporate disputes, intellectual property disputes, unfair competition claims, employment matters, and disputes involving family wealth. Steve regularly represents individuals and businesses in federal and state court and has obtained class-wide recovery in multiple class actions. A veteran practitioner, Steve's clients value his creative approach to resolving complex litigation matters.

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