The legal issue in this case is whether the members of a class of plaintiffs in a tobacco class action can be certified under the Merchandising Practice Act for making false advertising claims about the company’s “light” cigarettes.
The legal issue in this case is whether a consolidated class action lawsuit comprised of injured smokers would violate the due process rights of persons excluded from the class, since it would deny them the right to seek future punitive damages.
Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health and Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department v. Entertainment Industry Coalition, 105 P.3d 985 (Wash. 2005)
The legal issue in this case is whether a local ordinance prohibiting smoking in most indoor public places was preempted by a state “clean indoor air” statute.
The legal issue in this case is whether a Montana law barring smoke-free prohibitions in business establishments with permits for video gambling machines is valid under the Montana Constitution.
Lexington-Fayette County Food and Beverage Association v. Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, 131 S.W.3d 745 (Ky. 2004)
The legal issue in this case is whether a county ordinance prohibiting smoking in most enclosed areas open to the public was valid.
The legal issue in this case is whether a state law preempted a municipal smoke-free ordinance.