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Editor's Note :

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Philip Morris USA, Inc. v. Williams

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07-1216 Or. S.Ct. Dec 3, 2008
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Mar 31, 2009 9-0 Per Curiam OT 2008

Issue: Whether the Supreme Court of Oregon, on remand from the Court’s 2007 decision on the constitutionality of a $79.5 million punitive damages award based on harms done to non-named plaintiffs, improperly asserted a state law procedural bar having the effect of precluding Phillip Morris from asserting a constitutional claim.

Judgment: Dismissed in a per curiam opinion on March 31, 2009.

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