In a case of major interest to the tobacco industry and more than 25 amici curiae, the California Supreme Court must decide whether every potential member of a class of smokers seeking restitution for false advertising must demonstrate personal damage. Careful questioning and poker faces by the justices during Tuesday's oral arguments left the outcome mostly a mystery, but a couple of amici on the consumers' side predicted the justices would reverse the appellate court, which upheld class decertification.
Calif. Justices Air Standing for UCL Class Actions Against Tobacco Industry
March 4, 2009