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Aspinall v. Philip Morris, Inc.

Docket #SJC-09981
Date January 10, 2008
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JusticesMarshall, C.J., Ireland, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, Botsford, JJ.
SummaryTobacco. Advertising. Consumer Protection Act, Unfair or deceptive act, Exemption from liability.
Appealed FromSuffolk Superior Court, Justice Peter M. Lauriat
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Philip Morris, Inc.:  Kenneth J. Parsigian, Michael K. Murray
Counsel for Appellee
Aspinall:  Todd S. Heyman, Thomas V. Urmy, Jr.
Amici CuriaeAssociated Industries of Massachusetts; American Tort Reform Association; Federal Trade Commission; Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Public Citizen, Inc.; Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids; Public Health Advocacy Institute; American Lung Association of Massachusetts; American Cancer Society; James C. Miller, III

OpinionClick to link to the slip opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court, in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat)

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