October 21, 2011

Plaintiffs answer petition for review in Bullock, amici line up to support petition

Last month we reported on the petition for review in Bullock v. Philip Morris, a case that first went up on appeal in 2004.  The plaintiffs have now filed their answer to the petition. A number of other parties and organizations have also weighed in with amicus letters supporting the petition.  You can view those letters at these links:

Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
American Tort Reform Association
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Chartis, Inc.
Pacific Legal Foundation
Washington Legal Foundation

DISCLOSURE: I wrote the amicus letter on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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Petition for review filed in Bullock v. Philip Morris

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California Supreme Court Denies Review in Bullock v. Philip Morris

Parties in Bullock v. Philip Morris File Reply Briefs Supporting Petitions for Review

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Plaintiff Files Petition for Review in Bullock v. Philip Morris

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