Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Wednesday the Court hears oral arguments in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. Ronald Mann previewed the case for us.

Altria Group v. Good

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-562 1st Cir. Oct 6, 2008
Dec 15, 2008 5-4 Stevens OT 2008

Issue: Whether the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act preempts state law deceptive practice claims in connection with the advertising of cigarettes as “light” or containing “lower tar and nicotine.”

Judgment: Affirmed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice John Paul Stevens on December 15, 2008.

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