Marlboro LightsA Missouri court has given the green light to a class action lawsuit to proceed against Philip Morris USA, Inc. for allegedly misleading people about the amount of tar and nicotine delivered to smokers by Marlboro Lights cigarettes, and about the dangers of Marlboro Lights cigarettes. Plaintiffs in the Marlboro Lights class action lawsuit claim Philip Morris did so through advertising and other marketing that convinced smokers that Marlboro Lights cigarettes delivered to smokers less tar and nicotine and were, therefore, less harmful than regular cigarettes, when in fact Marlboro Lights are at least as dangerous as regular cigarettes.

The Philip Morris class action lawsuit was certified by Judge Michael David of the Missouri Circuit Court, Twenty-Second Judicial Court. The class action lawsuit takes aim at two principal issues: (1) whether Philip Morris misled people about the amount of tar and nicotine they would receive from smoking Marlboro Lights and about the dangers of smoking Marlboro Lights versus regular cigarettes; and (2) whether people overpaid for Marlboro Lights as a result of Philip Morris’ alleged misrepresentations.

Judge David decided that Class Members of the Philip Morris Marlboro Lights class action lawsuit include, with certain exceptions, all residents of Missouri who purchased and consumed Marlboro Lights cigarettes in Missouri between February 14, 1995 and December 31, 2003 but who have not filed a claim for personal injury resulting from purchase or consumption of cigarettes.

Plaintiffs in the Marlboro Lights class action lawsuit are seeking to recover the amount of money Class Members overpaid for Marlboro Lights cigarettes and punitive damages for violating the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act.

Class Members in the newly certified class action lawsuit have until August 23, 2011 to decide whether to stay in the Class or whether to exclude themselves before the trial, which is currently set for September 6, 2011. By doing nothing, you remain in the Class and will keep the possibility of getting money from the class action lawsuit settlement. If you wish to exclude yourself and retain your right to sue individually, you must mail your Exclusion Request postmarked by August 23, 2011.

You can find more information about your rights in the Philip Morris Marlboro Lights Class Action Lawsuit at the Settlement Administrator’s website: www.MOCigaretteCase.com.

The case is Craft, et al. v. Philip Morris Companies, Inc., et al., Case No. 002-00406-02.

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9 Comments

  • Anonymous June 16, 2011

    Philip Morris Marlboro Lights Class Action Lawsuit Certified
    I have smoked Marlboro Lights for 20 years and was always under the assumption that they were not as bad for me as the full flavor!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous February 3, 2012

    My husband smoked Marlboro Lights for over 20 years and thought they were better for him (less nicotine) than the regular Marlboro. He was diagnosed with mouth and throat cancer and had to go through chemotherapy and radiation and unfortunately the cancer spread and he died in 2010.
    If you smoke…please give it you’re best shot to try to stop. Life is such a prescious gife and no one should have to go through the agony that my husband went through.

  • Anonymous September 8, 2012

    I smoked for 2 yrs quick for a year then smoked of and on for another 18 months. I quit for good when I was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease at age 25! Now I have 2 teenage girls that have to help care for me because due to this illness. I smoked Marlboro Lights and evn Ultra Lights thinking they were not as bad for me as Full Flavor.

  • deb July 2, 2013

    My husband has smoked lights for at least the last 15 years. How do I become part of this action…I live in WI

  • mark farmer January 10, 2014

    Yes the lawyers that sued phillipp morriss in Portland Oregon used my fathers name Ralph donalnd farmer when he died on the Marlboro lights class action lawsuit then lied to me and is trying very hard to cover it up and collected the money on my fathers name and didn’t contact me or give me a dime a travissty of justice and greed

  • Nancy Rodriguez May 1, 2014

    I have been smoking for 30 plus years, first Marlboro Reds and then went to lights when they came out.
    I thank God that I am not sick…but the thought that I was lied to, really upsets me.

  • cathy June 9, 2014

    with emphysema killing me daily I thought marboro lights was safe too…..no time to sue since I won’t be around much longer (final stages). What I will say is that more education needs to be taught so my little grandchildren don’t live their last years in pain and misery

  • Jackie July 21, 2014

    Would like to take part in this action. I have COPD caused by smoking. I have a poor quality of life now. I smoked Marlboro lights because I didn’t think they were as strong as

    the full flavor

  • Roland Garrett September 8, 2014

    COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
    Suffolk,ss Civil Action No.14-1635G
    Roland Garrett,
    Plaintiff.
    Vs.
    Will Evans, Lorillard,
    Defendants.
    MOTION TO AMEND COMPLAINT AND ADD NEW DEFENDANT
    LORILLARD:
    Now comes, this man, the plaintiff, Roland Garrett, files this Motion To Amend Complaint And Add New Defendant, Lorillard, Pursuant
    JURISDICTION:
    This Court has jurisdiction under, Superior Court Rule 9A, and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 8 (A)(2). and pursuant to Mass. Rules of Civil Procedure 15(c)(1)(c).
    New Defendant Lorillard Tobacco Company:
    This Man, the plaintiff, now moves to add, New Defendant, Lorillard Tobacco Company, Represented by, Walter Prince of the Prince Lobel Tye, LLP law firm,100 Cambridge Street, Suite 2200, Boston, Massachusetts 02114,
    617-456-8000).

    ARGUMENT:
    The defendant, Will Evans, and his denial of all allegations in the complaint, and amended complaint, is saying so What even if everything you say in the complaint is true, you still cant win. The defendant, is looking at his Rule 12 Motion, as a “So What”.
    Defendants Will Evans, and Lorillard has a fiduciary obligations to this man base on the Settlement in Civil Action Number 04-2840-B Settlement.
    Will Evans has breach his fiduciary obligations to this man, and his family under the Constitution.This is a Legal Contests Involving Marie Robert Evans Will, and Willie Evans Trusts.
    The plaintiff, Roland Garrett, discover financial exploitation in a way that is as overt as theft. Because the defendant, Will Evans, has tear his families apart, by promising the Honorary Trustees ten thousand dollars a year for life, then changing his mind.The defendant has broken the family beyond repair.
    The plaintiff, and other Honorary Trustee have rights. This man, the plaintiff, is challenging the actions of Will Evans. Will Evans was charged with the responsibility of administering the estate of Marie Evans. He has a fiduciary obligation to protect the rights of all fiduciary. He has refused to make decisions that are in the best interests of everyone.
    In this case, the defendant, Will Evans did not make a decision that was in the best interest of Marie Evans. Only himself.The defendant, Will Evans Acting as a personal representative of Marie Evans, did not share information with Marie evans Family, including what’s in the estate and trust, and what has been done with the Settlement 25 Million in Compensatory damages, and 81 Million in punitative damages.
    The plaintiff,Roland Garrett is challenging, through Suffolk Superior Probate Court Proceedings, what he and his family believe is not fair, accurate and not right. The plaintiff, Roland Garrett does not wants his Aunt memories marred by a court battle. Unfortunately, legal proceedings in this case cannot be avoided, especially when the defendant is denying all allegations.
    The defendant actions shows that he has takes advantage of a vulnerable situation.
    This man has show facts that would prove his “entitle” to the (equitable?) relief against the defendants Will Evans and Lorillard should be granted because this man is seeking SUBSTANTIAL JUSTICE.

    FACTS OF THE CASE:
    The injury to Barbara Garrett, the plaintiff’s Mother, in turn, is the Cause of Action against Lorillard. See: Willie Evans, as Executor of the Estate of Marie R. Evans, Suffolk Superior Court, Civil Action No. 04-2840-B.
    The plaintiff allege 1) facts sufficient to prove the existence of a fiduciary relationship between himself and the defendant, Will Evans, wherein the defendant is the beneficiary and the plaintiff and his family are fiduciaries; and 2) a breach by the defendant Lorillard obligations relative to the plaintiff.
    Lorillard has a role in the lawsuit, and there may be additional legal claims which will arise out of this same controversy. In these situations, joinder may be invoked to combine these parties and claims.
    The plaintiff is alleging that the defendant, Will Evans, owed him and his family a fiduciary obligation, after making family members Honorary Trustees, and promising them ten thousand a year, under the Constitution of The United States and under Title 42 USC Section 1983, and the New Uniform Probate Code, MGL c.190A (MUPC). MGL c.190B, s.2-501 et seq. Wills ,MGL c.190B, Article III Probate of Wills and Administration, and MGL c.191B Uniform Statutory Will Act.
    This man, the plaintiff, Roland Garrett, since birth he has started smoking Newports at the age of Five. This man has had Dental Problems his whole life, because of decay and rotten teeth do to nicotine on his teeth and gums. Doctors have tried to get the plaintiff to stop smoking Newports, the plaintiff has tried on many occasions, when the plaintiff does not have a newport smoke he gets real depressed. Newports has become a anti-depression for him. The defendant, Lorillard addicted this man, in his Mother Womb in Sept. of 1963, and Oct.1963. The man was born January 30,1964.
    This man, has had Mental Disablities his whole life, do to nicotine addiction. Which has stop him from living a normal life as a man. As a Juvenile, this man spend 70% of his life in the 1970’s in Juvenile Detention Centers in Massachusetts for doing crime to support his nicotine addiction.
    The plaintiff, Juvenile Court Appointed Attorney Elizabeth Cremens, now Justice Cremens tried to help the plaintiff as a juvenile. She did not understand why Roland was doing these wrongs. This man was not using any drugs. There where no drugs in this man body, except nicotine. This situation was not easy for Attorney Cremens to understand.
    When this man was about to be sentence to a State Prison, for the first time in 1980. The plaintiff Attorney, now Justice Cremens, ask the plaintiff mother what she can do to help this man, Roland Garrett, because he is about to go to a Adult Prison for the first time, she reply “give him a pack of Newports”. This man was addicted at birth for his addiction to be that strong at a early age.
    PRAYER FOR RELIEF:
    1. That he be awarded Court Cost and Attorney Fees.
    2. If Lorillard is claiming sovereign immunity, this man claim demand default judgment of 23 Billion Dollars in Compensatory Damages, and 23 Billion Dollars in Punitative Damages, or what this Court deem the plaintiff is entitled to.
    3. For all the reasons stated above, This Man, the plaintiff respectfully request that this Court grant the Summary Judgement against defendant Will Evans and Lorillard, and grant other relief requested in the Amended Complaint and grant such other relief as equity and justice require.

    Respectfully submitted,
    ________________________
    Roland Garrett
    430 Dudley Street, #015
    Roxbury, MA.02119

    COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

    Roland Garrett,

    Vs.
    Will Evans, Lorillard,
    Defendants.

    AFFIDAVIT OF ROLAND GARRETT
    IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR AMEND COMPLAINT
    RULE 9A:
    I, Roland Garrett, deposed and State the following to be true to the best of my knowledge and understanding.
    1. The Will of Marie Evans was allowed on August 8,2004, but was not Probated in the Suffolk Superior Court until June 16,2014.
    2. On June 6,2014, Attorney Charles H. Cremens, could not find a Probated Will, of Marie Evans. Attorney Bob Goldman, did not probate the Will until June 16,2014, ten years after the Will as allowed by the Courts.
    3. The Attorney, Bob Goldman, who is a Leading Will and Estate Attorney, who represented the defendant in Civil Action Number 04-2840-B.
    4. Massachusetts law required a Will to be Probated within three years. Attorney Goldman waited ten years to probate the Will of Marie Evans.
    5. Massachusetts law required a Will to be Probated within three years. Attorney Goldman waited ten years to probate the Will of Marie Evans.
    6. Defendants Will Evans, and Lorillard has a fiduciary obligations to this man base on the Settlement in Civil Action Number 04-2840-B Settlement.
    7. Will Evans has breach his fiduciary obligations to this man, and his family under the Constitution. For making them Honorary Trustees in March of 2014, at his New House in Quincy Mass.
    8. The injury to Barbara Garrett, the plaintiff’s Mother, in turn, is the Cause of Action against Lorillard. See: Willie Evans, as Executor of the Estate of Marie R. Evans, Suffolk Superior Court, Civil Action No. 04-2840-B.
    9. Roland Garrett, since birth he has started smoking Newports at the age of Five. This man has had Dental Problems his whole life, because of decay and rotten teeth do to nicotine on his teeth and gums. Doctors have tried to get the plaintiff to stop smoking Newports, the plaintiff has tried on many occasions, when the plaintiff does not have a newport smoke he gets real depressed.
    10. Newports has become a anti-depression for him. The defendant, Lorillard addicted this man, in his Mother Womb in Sept. of 1963, and Oct.1963. The man was born January 30,1964.
    11. The injury to Barbara Garrett, the plaintiff’s Mother, in turn, is the Cause of Action against Lorillard. See: Willie Evans, as Executor of the Estate of Marie R. Evans, Suffolk Superior Court, Civil Action No. 04-2840-B.
    12. The defendant called, THIS MAN,the plaintiff, Roland Garrett, and 18 other family members to his New House in Quincy Massachusetts for the First Board of Directors Meeting for Marie Evans Estate, in March of 2014. The defendant, Will Evans stated to:
    13. Barbara Williams (Marie Evans Sister,Barbara Garrett daughter)
    14. Janice Williams(Marie Evans Sister,Barbara Garrett daughter)
    15. Nadine Garrett(Marie Evans Sister,Barbara Garrett daughter
    16. Roland Garrett(Marie Evans Sister,Barbara Garrett son)
    17. Denice Garrett(Marie Evans Sister,Barbara Garrett daughter)
    18. Dorea Garrett(Marie Evans Sister,Barbara Garrett daughter)
    19. Gloria Williams (Marie Evans Sister,Jean Brison daughter)
    20. William Brison (Marie Evans Sister,Jean Brison son)
    21. Toya Rogers (Marie Evans Sister,Anita’s grandaughter)
    22. Toni Rogers (Marie Evans Sister,Anita’s grandaughter)
    23. “it was my Mother’s dying wish that none of her family should want for nothing”.
    24. The defendant also stated to the above family members, that he made everyone at this Meeting Honorary Trustees, on Marie Evans Estates, and each one of us will be receiving “ten thousand dollars a year, for life”. The defendant, Will Evans is denying all allegations in original complaint, and amended complaint.

    Signed Under The Pains And Penalties of Perjury, this day of ______________________.

    _____________________________
    Roland Garrett
    430 Dudley Street, #015
    Roxbury, MA.02119

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