Curtis v. Altria Group, Inc., et al.

Appellants, consumers of Marlboro Lights in Minnesota, and respondents, Altria Group and Philip Morris, challenge all of the rulings of the district court which dismissed some of appellants' claims and denied appellants' motion for summary judgment.  The Court held in favor of the appellants, finding, among other things, that the district court had erred in dismissing appellants' claims under a state consumer protection law because appellants established a sufficient public benefit to maintain the action and that such claims may be pursued even after the government acts to redress the same misrepresentations.


Curtis V. Altria Group, Inc., et al., 792 N.W.2d 836, Minnesota Court of Appeals (2010).

  • United States
  • Dec 28, 2010
  • Minnesota Court of Appeals



  • Gregory Curtis
  • Others


  • Altria Group, Inc.
  • Philip Morris, Inc.

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