Rebecca L. Tsai | Bloomberg Law Williams v. RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co., Nos. CC 970503957, SC S059014, CC 970604457, SC S059248, 2011 BL 305477 (Or. Dec. 2, 2011) In a certified appeal, the Oregon Supreme Court held that the state did not waive its right to recover punitive damages from Philip Morris, Inc. In doing so, the Court determined that the state's claim did not arise from Philip Morris's tobacco-related activities and thus was not waived by a prior settlement between the tobacco company and the state.
Philip Morris Refuses to Pay Punitive Damages to State
Oregon's Claim Was Not Released under the MSA
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