Donovan v. Philip Morris USA

A class of cigarette smokers sued Philip Morris in an effort to make the company pay for medical monitoring to detect early signs of lung cancer. The class alleged that Philip Morris marketed Marlboro cigarettes with excessive carcinogens. The judge partially denied the summary judgment motion from the class ruling that they couldn't prove the company could have feasibly marketed a safer alternative cigarette.


Donovan v. Philip Morris USA, Inc., Civil Action No. 06-12234-DJC (D. Mass., 2014).

  • United States
  • Dec 12, 2014
  • U.S. District Court of Massachusetts



  • Kathleen Donovan
  • Patricia Cawley

Defendant Philip Morris USA, Inc.

Legislation Cited

Massachusetts General Laws Ch. 93A - Consumer Protection Law

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