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Cipollone v. Liggett Group Inc. (1992), a U.S. Supreme Court case ruling that federally mandated warnings do not prevent smokers from suing companies according to state personal injury laws. In a complex 7-2 decision, the justices ruled that a suit cannot be based on the failure of a company to inform a consumer of the risks of smoking. However, an individual can make a claim that the company produced false advertisement or attempted to directly mislead consumers. Marc Edell, the advocate for the petitioner, graduated New York Law School in 1975.


Edell, Personal Injury, US Supreme Court