•  
  •  
 

Authors

Lora B. Greene

Abstract

This Note will examine the Act and the scope of its preemption provision. In addition, this Note will illustrate how the Palmer court analyzed prior cases to elevate the immunity of cigarette manufacturers and will also review the status of the law prior to and after Palmer. The main thrust of this Note is how the Palmer decision, by driving another nail in the preemption coffin for state common law claims against cigarette manufacturers, effectively slammed the lid on these cigarette manufacturer liability suits and requires dismissal of future suits based on inadequate warning labels.

Share

COinS
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.