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Donovan v. Philip Morris USA, Inc.

Docket #SJC-10409
Date June 9, 2009
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JusticesMarshall, C.J., Ireland, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, JJ.
SummaryTobacco smoke. Negligence, Design, Sale of cigarettes. Damages, Tort. Evidence, Medical expenses. Limitations, Statute of.
Appealed FromFederal Court.
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Donovan:  Steven J. Phillips, Christopher Weld, Jr., Edward Foye, David C. Strouss
Counsel for Appellee
Philip Morris USA, Inc.:  Sheila L. Birnbaum, Gary R. Long, Michael K. Murray
Amici CuriaeCoalition for Litigation Justice; Chamber of Commerce of the United States; National Association of Manufacturers; American Tort Reform Association; American Chemistry Council; American Petroleum Institute; American Insurance Association; Property Casualty Insurers Association of America

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