The California Supreme Court will hear arguments today to resolve an unsettled point of law in the vast realm of smoking suits. When are longtime smokers who relied on manufacturers' false safety claims required to file suit: when health problems emerge, or much earlier, when smokers realize they're addicted? Appellate specialist Daniel Smith, who will argue in the case, said the ruling will be critical for smokers who were lulled by ads into a sense of security, only to later develop serious illnesses.
Smokers Await Calif. High Court Ruling With Bated Breath
December 6, 2006