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April 30, 2014
08:37 EDTMOAltria to appeal reinstatement of Illinois “Lights” judgment of $10.1B
Philip Morris USA, a unit of Altria Group, said that it will seek immediate review by the Illinois Supreme Court of the appellate court decision to order reinstatement of the 2003 judgment in the Price “Lights” case. While that review is pending, the appellate court decision is stayed automatically. “The law does not allow the Fifth District to reopen a decision by the Illinois Supreme Court based on speculation about the possible impact of subsequent events on the higher court’s ruling. In addition, the Fifth District erred in ordering reinstatement despite the fact that the Illinois Supreme Court previously raised other problems with the judgment, including whether the case was properly certified as a class action,” said Murray Garnick, Altria Client Services senior vice president and associate general counsel, speaking on behalf of PM USA. The Illinois Supreme Court in 2005 overturned a $10.1B judgment against PM USA, which was imposed by former Madison County Circuit Judge Byron, sitting without a jury. “If the Illinois Supreme Court declines to review the case at this point, PM USA will pursue an appeal in the ordinary course, to which a $250M bond cap would apply,” Garnick added.
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July 6, 2015
10:01 EDTMOOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: 58.com (WUBA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Summit Research... Altria Group (MO) upgraded to Buy from Outperform at CLSA... Ares Commercial (ACRE) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at FBR Capital... BAE Systems (BAESY) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... BGC Partners (BGCP) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... Cognizant (CTSH) upgraded to Buy on valuation at CLSA... Edwards Lifesciences (EW) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley... Guess (GES) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at Piper Jaffray... MarkWest Energy (MWE) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays... Palo Alto (PANW) upgraded to Outperform following checks at Cowen... The Medicines Co. (MDCO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho... TripAdvisor (TRIP) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Barclays... Union Pacific (UNP) upgraded to Outperform at Cowen... United Continental (UAL) upgraded to Buy from Fair Value at CRT Capital... eHealth (EHTH) upgraded on Medicare outlook, risk/reward at RBC Capital.
07:34 EDTMO, MOAltria Group upgraded to Buy from Outperform at CLSA
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June 23, 2015
08:03 EDTMOAltria Group reaffirms FY15 adjusted EPS view $2.75-$2.80, consensus $2.80
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