Stoll 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.