In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Altria v. Good, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) praised the Court in denying immunity for cigarette manufacturers who break state consumer protection laws with untrue affirmations of lowered tar and nicotine.
AAJ President Les Weisbrod issued the following statement:
"Today’s decision is a victory for consumers and affirms that cigarette manufacturers cannot claim immunity from consumer fraud when they claim their products have lowered tar and nicotine levels, even though they do not. State laws have an important role to play in helping the federal government police false claims, and today’s decision supports that role."
"We hope that the court continues to look at claims of corporate immunity from the perspective of consumer health and safety and continues to support the rights of consumers to get justice through the courts."
For more on the AAJ please go to http://www.justice.org/.
Steve is the Managing Shareholder of Steven J. Klearman & Associates, a civil litigation law firm located in Reno, Nevada. He practices primarily in the areas of civil litigation and injury law, and has authored one of the definitive guides to Nevada civil law that is widely used by Nevada judges and attorneys, his book entitled Elements of Nevada Legal Theories.