Mistrial declared in tobacco lawsuit in St. Louis
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in a $700 million lawsuit against Philip Morris in a case heard in St. Louis, after jurors could not agree on a verdict.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that jurors deliberated into a fifth day but could not reach a consensus in the class action lawsuit.
The lawsuit alleged that smokers were led to believe light cigarettes were a safer alternative to regular cigarettes, but in reality were not.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com