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HENLEY v. PHILIP MORRIS INC., A086991

Repeal of former Civil Code section 1714.45, which provided tobacco companies with immunity from tobacco-related injuries from 1988-98, applies retroactively to some claims involving events before the effective date of the amendments.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/07/2001
  • Published 11/07/2001

Judges

  • SEPULVEDA, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Gerald V. Barron, Lucy E. Mason, San Francisco, Mordecai Dempsey Boone, Tampa, FL, Arnold & Porter, Ronald C. Redcay, Los Angeles, Murray R. Garnick, Robert A. McCarter, Washington, DC, for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Law Offices of Daniel U. Smith, Daniel Upham Smith, Los Angeles, Ted W. Pelletier, Wartnick, Chaber, Harowitz, Smith & Tigerman, Harry F. Wartnick, Law Offices of Madelyn J. Chaber, Madelyn Joyce Chaber, San Francisco, for Respondent.
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