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Laramie v. Philip Morris USA, Inc.
SJC-13070Argue Date: Monday May 3, 2021
*Summary: Wrongful Death; Punitive Damages-- Various issues arising out of a judgment for the plaintiff in a tobacco wrongful death case against a cigarette manufacturer; whether an award of punitive damages against the defendant is barred by a Master Settlement Agreement in prior litigation brought by the Massachusetts Attorney General.
Justices: Budd, C.J., Gaziano, Lowy, Cypher, Kafker, Wendlandt, Georges, Jr., JJ.
Appellant: Philip Morris USA, Inc.
Counsel for Appellant: William J. Trach, Esquire U. Gwyn Williams, Esquire Kenneth J. Parsigian, Esquire Allison Lukas Turner, Esquire - Withdrawn Timothy McLaughlin, Esquire Samuel Adams Townsend, Esquire John Lyons, Esquire Laura Whitmore, Esquire Scott Adam Chesin, Esquire
Appellee: Pamela Laramie
Counsel for Appellee: Thomas R. Murphy, Esquire Paula S. Bliss, Esquire Kevin J. Powers, Esquire Walter Kelley, Esquire Paula S. Bliss, Esquire Celene Humphries, Pro Hac Vice Attorney Thomas J. Seider, Pro Hac Vice Attorney
Court Appealed From: Suffolk Superior Court
Lower Court Judge: Brian A. Davis, J.
Route to SJC: Sua Sponte Transfer from Appeals Court
Amici Curiae: Washington Legal Foundation Amicus Douglas S. Brooks, Esquire Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc. Amicus Holly M. Polglase, Esquire Peter C. Netburn, Esquire R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Amicus Traci L. Lovitt, Esquire Christopher Morrison, Esquire Kathleen Wallace, Esquire Attorney General Amicus William W. Porter, A.A.G. Public Health Advocacy Institute Amicus Andrew Rainer, Esquire Meredith Katharine Lever, Esquire
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