St. Louis – St. Louis lawyers who sued the Philip Morris tobacco company for consumer fraud say a class action verdict thrown out of court in Florida Wednesday will not deter them in the appeals process.
A Florida appellate court tossed out a $145 billion verdict against Philip Morris, saying the case should not have been given class-action status. The court also ruled the verdict violates Florida laws, because it could bankrupt the company.
St. Louis, Mo. – With the nation going to an orange terror alert level, Missouri's Homeland Security Director says the state is ready to respond to attacks or disasters.
Tim Daniel and Governor Bob Holden told reporters Wednesday that there are no specific threats to Missouri nor evidence of the presence of terrorists. But Holden says emergency personnel now have more money to pay for preparedness.