Marlboro Lights Class Action Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that Marlboro Light cigarettes, manufactured by Philip Morris, were falsely advertised as having "less tar" and being "safer" than regular cigarettes in Massachusetts from November 1994 to November 1998 in violation of state law.

Docket Number:


Company: Altria Group, Inc.

Filing Deadline: September 29, 2016

Class Period: November 25, 1994 to November 25, 1998

Objection Deadline: August 19, 2016

Final Approval Hearing: November 28, 2016

Proof of Purchase:

Claimants must provide their name, date of birth, contact information, and a signature certifying that the claim is in fact true.


You are a class member, if during any portion of the time period from November 25, 1994 to November 25, 1998, you were a resident of Massachusetts who purchased Marlboro Lights cigarettes in Massachusetts.  Residents of Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island or Vermont who regularly purchased Marlboro Lights cigarettes in Massachusetts are also eligible.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Settlement shares will be split on a pro rata basis. It is estimated that each member will receive $75 but depending on the number of claimants are eligible for up to $225.

Total Settlement Amount: $15,273,815

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firm:
Shapiro Haber & Urmy

Claim Form: Claim Form

Case Name: Thomas Geanacopoulos v. Philip Morris USA, Inc.

Settlement Website: Massachusetts Marlboro Lights Class Action Settlement

Claims Administrator:

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Massachusetts Marlboro Lights Settlement
c/o Analytics
P.O. Box 2003
Chanhassen, MN 55317-2003
(844) 836-3605

Tags: Deceptive Advertising, Deceptive Labels, False Health Claims, Your Health