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           Wednesday, October 6, 2010, Vol. 12, No. 197

                             Headlines

AMERICAN INT'L: Not Guilty of Fraud in Madoff-Linked Class Suit
ASPENBIO PHARMA: Rosen Law Files Securities Fraud Class Suit
BEN & JERRY'S: Sued for Deceptive and Misleading Advertising
EBAY INC: Court Grants Motion to Certify Class in Auction Suit
ENTERPRISE GP: Being Sold to EPE for Too Little, Suit Says

LONDON LIFE: Ontario Court Rules in Favor of Policyholders
LOUISIANA: Sued Over Plan to Cut Home-Care Medicaid Services
MILLENNIUM PRODUCTS: Accused in Calif. of Deceptive Advertising
OCCAM NETWORKS: Being Sold to Calix for Too Little, Suit Says
PHILIP MORRIS: Appeal to ADESF's Right to Sue Pending in Brazil

PHILIP MORRIS: Sao Paolo Suit Returned to Seventh Civil Court
PHILIP MORRIS: Smokers' Complaint in Bulgaria Not Yet Served
PHILIP MORRIS: October 2011 Trial Set in "Letourneau" Suit
PHILIP MORRIS: Trial in Sante/Blais Suit Set for October 2011
PHILIP MORRIS: Defends "Kunta" Suit in Winnipeg, Canada

PHILIP MORRIS: Preliminary Motions in "Adams" Suit Pending
PHILIP MORRIS: Defends "Semple" COPD-Related Suit in Nova Scotia
PHILIP MORRIS: Has Yet to Be Served "Dorion" Complaint
PHILIP MORRIS: Faces "McDermid" Suit in British Columbia
PHILIP MORRIS: Faces "Bourassa" Suit in Canada

PHILIP MORRIS: Unit Continues to Defend "El-Roy" Suit in Israel
PHILIP MORRIS: "Navon" Action in Israel Remains Stayed
PHILIP MORRIS: "Numberg" Against Subsidiaries Terminated
PHILIP MORRIS: No Trial Date Yet in Kansas Antitrust Lawsuit
PHILIP MORRIS: Defends Suit in Ontario Over Breach of Contract

SOUTHERN WINE: Removes "Gagner" Labor Complaint to N.D. Calif.
TARGET CORP: Accused in Calif. Suit of Not Paying Wages

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AMERICAN INT'L: Not Guilty of Fraud in Madoff-Linked Class Suit
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Sean P. Carr at A. M. Best reports a federal judge sided with
American International Group Inc. in a potential class-action
lawsuit brought by victims of Bernard Madoff's pyramid scheme.

AIG is not responsible for paying $30,000 to a California couple
who claimed they lost millions invested with Bernard L. Madoff
Investment Securities, U.S. District Court Judge Paul Crotty
ruled.  Robert and Harlene Horowitz claimed the AIG Fraud
SafeGuard component of their homeowners policy entitled them to
the maximum payout.  They also sought class-action status to
include all holders of similar AIG policies who lost money when
Madoff "fraudulently used plaintiffs" and all other class members'
investments to perpetuate the largest Ponzi scheme in history,
according to an August 2009 court filing (BestWire, Aug. 20,
2009).

The Horowitz's lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court of the
Southern District of New York, claimed an account of more than
$8.5 million, as reflected in a November 2008, Madoff statement.
The couple had been investing with BMIS for about 11 years, and
they held a homeowners policy with AIU Holdings Inc. and American
International Insurance Company of California that covered losses
"directly from fraud, embezzlement, or forgery" (BestWire, Aug.
20, 2009).

Judge Crotty cited legal precedents, including a finding by a U.S.
Bankruptcy Court judge in the Madoff case, in ruling that the
claimed losses never really existed.  Losses should be based on
clients' original investments, not phantom windfalls, he said.

"The money reflected in the final account statement was not taken
from the plaintiffs by fraud; rather, it never belonged to them,
or even existed, in the first place due to fraud.  Therefore, they
did not lose this money; they lost the mistaken belief that they
owned this money," Judge Crotty wrote.

In its response, AIG claimed the Horowitzes actually received a
$225,000 net gain on their investment.

"We're pleased with the court's decision that this case had no
merit and rejected the attempt to attain a windfall," AIG
spokesman Mark Herr said.

Mr. Madoff, the New York investment adviser found guilty of losing
$50 billion of his clients' funds in a massive fraud, is now
serving a life sentence at a federal correctional facility in
North Carolina.

The Horowitzes will appeal the ruling, said their attorney, Brad
Friedman of Milberg LLP in New York City.


ASPENBIO PHARMA: Rosen Law Files Securities Fraud Class Suit
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The Rosen Law Firm Friday disclosed that it has filed a class
action lawsuit on behalf of investors who purchased the common
stock of AspenBio Pharma, Inc. between February 22, 2007 and
July 19, 2010, inclusive.

To join the AspenBio class action, visit the firm's website at
http://www.rosenlegal.com,or call Laurence Rosen, Esq. or Phillip
Kim, Esq., toll-free, at 866-767-3653; you may also email
lrosen@rosenlegal.com or pkim@rosenlegal.com for information on
the class action.  The class action is pending in the U.S.
District Court for Central District of California.

NO CLASS HAS YET BEEN CERTIFIED IN THE ABOVE ACTION.  UNTIL A
CLASS IS CERTIFIED, YOU ARE NOT REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL UNLESS YOU
RETAIN ONE.  YOU MAY CHOOSE TO DO NOTHING AT THIS POINT AND REMAIN
AN ABSENT CLASS MEMBER.

The Complaint asserts violations of the federal securities laws
against AspenBio and certain of its officers and directors for
issuing materially false and misleading statements about the
effectiveness of AppyScore as a test to diagnose appendicitis.
According to the Complaint, Defendants were aware or recklessly
disregarded information that AppyScore was not effective in
detecting appendicitis as it could not differentiate between
appendicitis and other medical conditions.  According to the
Complaint, this adverse information caused the Company's stock to
drop, causing investors substantial losses.

If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no
later than November 30, 2010.  If you wish to join the litigation,
or to discuss your rights or interests regarding this class
action, please contact Laurence Rosen, Esq. or Phillip Kim, Esq.
of The Rosen Law Firm, toll-free, at 866-767-3653, or via e-mail
at lrosen@rosenlegal.com or pkim@rosenlegal.com  You may also
visit the firm's website at http://www.rosenlegal.com/

The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe,
concentrating its practice in securities class actions and
shareholder derivative litigation.

CONTACT:

          Laurence Rosen, Esq.
          Phillip Kim, Esq.
          THE ROSEN LAW FIRM P.A.
          350 5th Avenue, Suite 5508
          New York, NY 101118
          Telephone: (212) 686-1060
                     1-866-767-3653
          Weekends Tel: (917) 797-4425
          Facsimile: (212) 202-3827
          E-mail: lrosen@rosenlegal.com
                  pkim@rosenlegal.com


BEN & JERRY'S: Sued for Deceptive and Misleading Advertising
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Skye Astiana, on behalf of herself and others similarly situated
v. Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc., Case No. 10-cv-04387 (N.D. Calif.
September 29, 2010), accuses the Unilever unit and maker of the
Ben & Jerry's brand of ice cream products of falsely labeling its
ice cream products as "all natural", when in fact it uses a
synthetic ingredient in the form of alkalized cocoa (a non-natural
processed ingredient that additionally contains potassium
carbonate, a man made synthetic ingredient) in its ice cream
products, in violation of the Calif. Bus. & Prof. Code.  The
Plaintiff says that B&J has been unjustly enriched at her and the
other class members' expense.  They, therefore, seek restitution
in such amount that they paid to purchase B&J ice cream products,
or the profits B&J obtained from those transactions.  The
Plaintiff demands a trial by jury.

Maria Dinzeo at Courthouse News Service reports that 30 ice cream
flavors are named in the complaint, including "Chubby Hubby,"
"Cherry Garcia," "Chunky Monkey," and "Karamel Sutra," as well as
three frozen yogurt and three popsicle flavors.

Ms. Astiana says she relied on Ben & Jerry's claims that its "All
Natural Chocolate Fudge Brownie Ice Cream" was exactly that -- but
it contains the synthetic ingredient potassium carbonate, from
cocoa processed with alkali, which "changes the chemical
structure, taste and appearance of cocoa and reduces its acidity
and flavenol content."

The Center for Science in the Public Interest filed a complaint
with the Food and Drug Administration against Ben & Jerry's this
year, and "warned as early as 2002 that B&J had been misbranding
their products as 'all natural' when in truth they were not,"
according to the complaint.

"Over the past 30 years B&J has cultivated and reinforced a
corporate image that has catered to this 'all natural' theme and
have boldly emblazoned this moniker on each and every one of its
ice cream products despite the fact that it uses a synthetic
ingredient in the form of alkalized cocoa," the class claims.  "As
a matter of its self characterized socially conscious corporate
morality, and as a matter of law, B&J must now reconcile its
labeling with the true content of its products."

The class demands restitution and an order enjoining Ben & Jerry's
allegedly misleading ads.  The class is represented by Janet
Linder Spielberg of Los Angeles.

A copy of the Complaint in Astiana v. Ben & Jerry's Homemade,
Inc., Case No. 10-cv-04387 (N.D. Calif.), is available at:

     http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/09/30/BenJerrys.pdf

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Janet Lindner Spielberg, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF JANET LINDNER SPIELBERG
          12400 Wilshire Blvd., #400
          Los Angeles, CA 90025
          Telephone: 310-392-8801
          E-mail: jlspielberg@jlslp.com

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          Michael D. Braun, Esq.
          BRAUN LAW GROUP, P.C.
          10680 West Pico Blvd., Suite 280
          Los Angeles, CA 90064
          Telephone: 310-836-6000
          E-mail: service@braunlawgroup.com

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          Joseph N. Kravee, Jr., Esq.
          Ellen M. Doyle, Esq.
          STEMBER FEINSTEIN DOYLE PAYNE & CORDES LLC
          Allegheny Bldg., 17th Floor
          429 Forbes Ave.
          Pittsburg, PA 15219
          Telephone: 412-281-8400
          E-mail: jkravec@stemberfeinstein.com
                  edoyle@stemberfeinstein.com


EBAY INC: Court Grants Motion to Certify Class in Auction Suit
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Ina Steiner, writing for AuctionBytes.com, reports two sellers
sued eBay separately in 2007 alleging that eBay failed to give
them the full duration for their auctions listings.  Michael Ewert
filed a class-action lawsuit against eBay in April, alleging that
"customers routinely receive less auction time than they paid and
selected."  The Missing Link Inc. filed a similar lawsuit that
August.  Three years later and the Court has granted the motion to
certify class and will rule on whether the two cases should be
consolidated.

eBay argued that the plaintiffs were not typical of the class
"because the class includes many sophisticated business entities
likely to have interests and motivations different from those of
named plaintiffs" -- in class action lawsuits, the claims of the
representative parties must be typical of those of the class.

eBay also contended there was a conflict of interest between named
plaintiffs and other class members because named plaintiffs are
seeking an injunction requiring eBay to extend the duration of a
listing whenever there is a delay to compensate for lost listing
time.  According to eBay, many sellers want their listings to end
at a specific time and thus would be harmed rather than benefited
from such an injunction.

In addition, eBay argued that damages for breach of contract could
not be established using class-wide evidence because "(1) there is
insufficient data on the duration of listing delays; (2)
plaintiffs cannot prove that any damages exist; and (3) even if
there are damages in individual cases, there is no way to
determine which class members are entitled to damages and the
amount of damages to which they are entitled."

Nevertheless, the Court granted plaintiff's motion to certify
class on Thursday, with the class defined as follows:

"All eBay customers, beginning on April 20, 2003, who advertised a
listing for sale on eBay.com using the Sell Your Item form and
using the "start listing when submitted" default selection for
listing start time.  Excluded from the class are (a) claims based
on listings with the "Buy It Now" option where the item was sold
at the "Buy It Now" price; (b) defendant eBay and its
subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents and
employees; (c) any government entity; (d) any judge or judicial
officer presiding over this matter and his or her immediate family
members ; (e) claims for personal injury and wrongful death; and
(e) any and all legal representatives of the parties and their
employees."

The court denied class certification of plaintiffs' CLRA
(Consumers Legal Remedies Act) claim and denied their motion to
strike eBay's expert report.

A hearing is scheduled for November 5 on the question of whether
the two cases should be consolidated and the appointment of class
counsel; briefs are due by October 15, 2010.

Ewert v. eBay Inc. documents can be found on the Justia.com Web
site.


ENTERPRISE GP: Being Sold to EPE for Too Little, Suit Says
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Courthouse News Service reports that Enterprise GP Holdings is
selling itself too cheaply through an unfair process to EPE
Holdings, for $9 billion or the equivalent of $57.68 per share,
shareholders claim in Delaware Chancery Court.


LONDON LIFE: Ontario Court Rules in Favor of Policyholders
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Lead class action plaintiffs James Jeffery, D'Alton Rudd and John
McKittrick Sunday disclosed that the Ontario Superior Court of
Justice, by Madam Justice J.N. Morissette released a judgment
dated October 1, 2010 in London Ontario allowing the claims of
participating policyholders of London Life Insurance Company and
the Great-West Life Assurance Company and ordering payment by
these companies of $455.7 million.

The judgment follows a 45 day trial held in London, Ontario which
contested the transfer of $180 million from the participating
policyholder accounts of London Life and $40 million from the
participating policyholder accounts of Great-West Life in order to
finance the 1997 takeover of London Insurance Group.

The court held that the defendant companies breached s. 462, and
other sections of the Insurance Companies Act which prohibits
transfers from the participating accounts of federally
incorporated life insurers.  The court conducted an analysis of
the facts underlying the transaction and concluded at paragraph
105 of the judgment:

"This Court, therefore finds that the $220 million payment
involved a transfer of cash in contravention of s. 462 of the
ICA".

The court reviewed the conduct of the companies, their auditors
and external advisors and concluded that the accounting for the
par account transactions failed to comply with Generally Accepted
Accounting Principles (GAAP) contrary to s. 331(4) of the
Insurance Companies Act.

The plaintiffs were pleased with the result.  "We look forward to
working with London Life and Great-West Life to implement the
requirements of the judgment for the benefit of participating
policyholders.  We also look forward to Office of the
Superintendant of Financial Institutions' active involvement in
correcting the companies' conduct in respect of the par account
transactions" said Mr. Jeffery.

The class is represented by Harrison Pensa LLP and Bates
Barristers.  A copy of the judgment and other details respecting
the actions can be found at http://www.harrisonpensa.com/

CJOB 68 also reports Great-West Lifeco has been ordered to pay
$372 million to policyholders of London Life and $84 million to
those of Great West Life.

Great-West Lifeco intends to launch an appeal, believing
"significant aspects" of the decision are "in error".


LOUISIANA: Sued Over Plan to Cut Home-Care Medicaid Services
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Sabrina Canfield at Courthouse News Service reports that Louisiana
wants to cut home-care Medicaid services for nearly 11,000
severely disabled poor people and institutionalize them, a class
action claims in Federal Court.  Louisiana faces a $1.6 billion
budget deficit.  Like many states, it is trying to slash spending,
but similar class actions in other states have pointed out that
institutionalizing disabled people will cost the states more in
the long run.

More than 80% of Louisiana's Medicaid money comes from the federal
government, and if the state accepts the money, it must comply
with federal rules, the class claims.

If the Medicaid-funded program in question is changed, as the
state has requested, disabled care will fall to nursing facilities
and other state-run institutions.

The four named plaintiffs range in age from 30 and 78 and suffer
from severe chronic conditions, including paralysis, stroke,
chronic heart failure and multiple sclerosis.

"None of them wants to leave their homes, friends, and families
and to go into a nursing home in order to receive the same
Medicaid-funded services that they presently receive in the
community," the complaint states.  "They are all at risk of
institutionalization if their Long Term-Personal Care Services are
reduced and capped, as the defendants propose."

The plaintiffs have been receiving home-care assistance through
the Medicaid-funded Long Term-Personal Care Services Program.  The
assistance, which includes bathing, dressing, eating, bowel and
bladder care, meal preparation and clean-up, shopping, and
laundry, has kept the plaintiffs in their homes and communities.

Plaintiff Rickii Ainey, 30, has been disabled her whole life with
congenital arthritis that has paralyzed her from the waist up.
She lives alone in New Orleans and needs assistance with all
activities of daily living. She cannot prepare meals or shop
without assistance.

According to the complaint, Ainey's "mother lives nearby but
refuses to assist her daughter.  Ms. Ainey has a sister who lives
in Arkansas and four brothers who live in New Orleans.  Her
brothers cannot provide the intimate personal care she needs, and
Ms. Ainey does not believe they are responsible enough to help her
on a regular basis.

"Ms. Ainey attempted suicide in December of 2006.  The primary
reason for the suicide attempt was the fact that she had no
personal care assistance."

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, "institutionalization
and segregation are prohibited forms of discrimination against
individuals with disabilities," the complaint states.

"The ADA therefore requires that a public entity administer its
services, programs and activities in the 'most integrated setting
appropriate' to the needs of qualified individuals with
disabilities."

Due to its projected $1.6 billion budget deficit, every department
of state government, including public universities, has been asked
to review its budget and trim it by 35%, according to press
reports.

But the state Medicaid program receives federal dollars and must
comply with federal regulation.  "Federal Medicaid funds make up
81.48% of Louisiana Medicaid payments," according to the
complaint.

"States are not required to participate in the Medicaid program,
but if they do so, they must operate their programs within federal
statutory and regulatory provisions.  They must adopt a state plan
that delineates the standards for determining eligibility and
identifies the extent of Medicaid benefits. . . ."

"Nationally, the mean number of hours of personal assistance
services that persons who require assistance for four ADLs receive
per week is 85.9 hours." (ADLS are Activities of Daily Living:
eating, using the toilet, moving, and moving around in bed.)

Until this past March, the maximum amount of care a disabled
person in Louisiana could receive was 56 hours per week. After
March, that number dropped to 42 hours.

In August, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
"announced that it was again changing the method of deciding the
number of hours allocated and reducing the maximum numbers of
hours of . . . service that recipients could receive, from 42 to
32 hours per week," the complaint states.

"The proposed class consists of Louisiana residents with
disabilities who are recipients or prospective recipients of
Medicaid-funded services through the LT-PCS program; who desire to
continue to reside in the community instead of in a nursing
facility; who can reside in the community with appropriate
Medicaid-funded LT-PCS services; and who are at risk of being
forced to enter a nursing home because defendants plan to reduce
the level of community-based services."

As of April this year, the Louisiana Department of Health and
Hospitals reported there were 10,878 people statewide receiving
Medicaid LT-PCS services.

The class seeks wants the reduction of services proposed by the
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals under Secretary Bruce
Greenstein enjoined as violations of the Americans with
Disabilities Act and the Medicaid Act.

A copy of the Complaint in Pitts, et al. v. Greenstein, et al.,
Case No. 10-cv-00635 (M.D. La.) (Brady, J.), is available at:

     http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/09/30/LaMedicaid.pdf

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Nell Hahn, Esq.
          ADVOCACY CENTER
          600 Jefferson St., Suite 812
          Lafayette, LA 70501
          Telephone: 337-237-7380, ext. 11
          E-mail: nhahn@advocacyla.org

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          Stephen F. Gold, Esq.
          LAW OFFICE OF STEPHEN F. GOLD
          1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Second Floor
          Philadelphia, PA 19103
          Telephone: 215-627-7100, ext. 227
          E-mail: stevegoldada@cs.com


MILLENNIUM PRODUCTS: Accused in Calif. of Deceptive Advertising
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Courthouse News Service reports that Millennium Products pushes
its GT's Organic Raw Kombucha and Synergy drinks with
unsubstantiated claims, and without warning of the dangers of
kombucha, a class action claims in Los Angeles Federal Court.

A copy of the Complaint in Patch v. Millennium Products, Inc.,
Case No. 10-cv-07244 (C.D. Calif.), is available at:

    http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/09/29/CCAKombucha.pdf

The Plaintiff is represented by:

         William A. Levin, Esq.
         LEVIN SIMES KAISER GORNICK, LLP
         44 Montgomery St., 36th Floor
         San Francisco, CA 94104
         Telephone: 415-646-7160
         E-mail: wlevin@lskg-law.com

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         Fletcher V. Trammell, Esq.
         Justin C. Jenson, Esq.
         BAILEY PERRIN BAILEY
         The Lyric Centre
         440 Louisiana St., Suite 2100
         Houston, TX 77002
         Telephone: 713-425-7100
         E-mail: ftrammell@bpblaw.com
                 jjenson@bpblaw.com

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         W. Craft Hughes, Esq.
         CRAFT HUGHES LAW, P.C.
         Three Allen Center
         333 Clay St., Suite 4720
         Houston, TX 77002
         Telephone: 713-857-4106
         E-mail: craft@crafthugheslaw.com


OCCAM NETWORKS: Being Sold to Calix for Too Little, Suit Says
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Courthouse News Service reports that Occam Networks is selling
itself too cheaply to Calix through a "hopelessly flawed process,"
for $171 million or the equivalent of $7.75 a share, shareholders
say in Santa Barbara Superior Court.

A copy of the Complaint in Moghaddam v. Occam Networks, Inc., et
al., Case No. 1371802 (Calif. Super. Ct., Santa Barbara Cty.), is
available at:

     http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/09/30/SCA.pdf

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Francis M. Gregorek, Esq.
          Betsy C. Manifold, Esq.
          Rachele R. Rickert, Esq.
          Patrick H. Moran, Esq.
          WOLF HALDENSTEIN ADLER FREEMAN & HERZ LLP
          750 B St., Suite 2770
          San Diego, CA 92101
          Telephone: 619-239-4599

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          Bruce G. Murphy, Esq.
          LAW OFFICES OF BRUCE MURPHY
          265 Llwyds Lane
          Vero Beach, FL 32963
          Telephone: 772-231-4202

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          Alison Leffew, Esq.
          80 Royal Palm Point #202
          Vero Beach, FL 32960-4227
          Telephone: 772-770-6110


PHILIP MORRIS: Appeal to ADESF's Right to Sue Pending in Brazil
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A constitutional appeal in a class-action lawsuit which names a
subsidiary of Philip Morris International, Inc., as a defendant,
remains pending in the Federal Supreme Court in Brazil.

The suit is The Smoker Health Defense Association v. Souza Cruz,
S.A. and Philip Morris Marketing, S.A.  The complaint was filed in
the Nineteenth Lower Civil Court of the Central Courts of the
Judiciary District of Sao Paulo, Brazil, on July 25, 1995.

The class-action complaint alleged personal injury in relation to
smoking.  The plaintiff, a consumer organization, is seeking
damages for smokers and former smokers, as well as injunctive
relief.

In February 2004, the trial court found defendants liable without
hearing evidence.  The court did not assess moral or actual
damages, which were to be assessed in a second phase of the case.
The size of the class was not defined in the ruling.

In April 2004, the court clarified its ruling, awarding "moral
damages" of BRL1,000 (approximately $580) per smoker per full
year of smoking plus interest at the rate of 1% per month, as of
the date of the ruling.  The court did not award actual damages,
which were to be assessed in the second phase of the case.

The size of the class still has not been estimated.  Defendants
appealed to the Sao Paulo Court of Appeals, and the case,
including the execution of the judgment, was stayed pending
appeal.

In November 2008, the Sao Paulo Court of Appeals annulled the
ruling finding that the trial court had inappropriately ruled
without hearing evidence and returned the case to the trial court
for further proceedings.

In addition, the defendants have filed a constitutional appeal to
the Federal Supreme Court on the basis that the consumer
association did not have standing to bring the lawsuit.  This
appeal is still pending, according to the company's Aug. 6, 2010,
Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
for the quarter ended June 30, 2010.

Philip Morris International, Inc. --
http://www.philipmorrisinternational.com/-- is an international
tobacco company.  PMI is a holding company that, through its
subsidiaries and affiliates, is engaged in the manufacture and
sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in markets outside
the United States.  PMI's top 10 brands by volume are Marlboro,
L&M, Philip Morris, Bond Street, Chesterfield, Parliament, Lark, A
Mild, Morven Gold and DJI Sam Soe.  Its products are sold in over
160 countries.  Its brand portfolio includes a variety of blends
and styles, across 150 brands and over 1,900 variants.  PMI makes
A Hijau, A Mild and Dji Sam Soe in Indonesia; Diana in Italy;
Optima and Apollo-Soyuz in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston
in Colombia; Best and Classic in Serbia; f6 in Germany; Delicados
in Mexico; Assos in Greece, and Petra in the Czech Republic and
Slovakia.  On March 28, 2008, Altria Group, Inc. completed the
spin-off of PMI.


PHILIP MORRIS: Sao Paolo Suit Returned to Seventh Civil Court
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A class action against a subsidiary of Philip Morris
International, Inc., will now be returned to the Seventh Civil
Court of Sao Paulo after the Sao Paulo Court of Appeals reversed
the Seventh Civil Court's ruling.

The suit was filed Aug. 6, 2007, and captioned Public Prosecutor
of Sao Paulo v. Philip Morris Brasil Industria e Comercio Ltda,
Civil Court of the City of Sao Paulo, Brazil.  The class-action
lawsuit generally alleging personal injury in relation to smoking.

The plaintiff, the Public Prosecutor of the State of Sao Paulo, is
seeking:

     (1) unspecified damages on behalf of all smokers
         nationwide, former smokers, and their relatives;

     (2) unspecified damages on behalf of people exposed to
         environmental tobacco smoke nationwide, and their
         relatives; and

     (3) reimbursement of the health care costs allegedly
         incurred for the treatment of tobacco-related diseases
         by all 26 States, approximately 5,000 Municipalities,
         and the Federal District.

In an interim ruling issued in December 2007, the trial court
limited the scope of this claim to the State of Sao Paulo only.
The company's subsidiary was served with the claim in February
2008, and filed its answer to the complaint in March 2008.

In December 2008, the trial court issued a decision declaring that
it lacked jurisdiction and transferred the case to the
Nineteenth Lower Civil Court in Sao Paulo where the suit The
Smoker Health Defense Association (ADESF) v. Souza Cruz, S.A. And
Philip Morris Marketing, S.A., is pending.

The Court further stated that the two cases should be consolidated
for the purposes of judgment.  The company's subsidiary appealed
this decision to the State of Sao Paulo Court of Appeals, which
subsequently declared the case stayed pending the outcome of the
appeal.

In April 2010, the Sao Paulo Court of Appeals reversed the Seventh
Civil Court's decision that consolidated the two cases, finding
that they are based on different legal claims and are progressing
at different stages of proceedings.  This case will now be
returned to the Seventh Civil Court of Sao Paulo, according to the
company's Aug. 6, 2010, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities
and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended June 30, 2010.

Philip Morris International, Inc. --
http://www.philipmorrisinternational.com/-- is an international
tobacco company.  PMI is a holding company that, through its
subsidiaries and affiliates, is engaged in the manufacture and
sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in markets outside
the United States.  PMI's top 10 brands by volume are Marlboro,
L&M, Philip Morris, Bond Street, Chesterfield, Parliament, Lark, A
Mild, Morven Gold and DJI Sam Soe.  Its products are sold in over
160 countries.  Its brand portfolio includes a variety of blends
and styles, across 150 brands and over 1,900 variants.  PMI makes
A Hijau, A Mild and Dji Sam Soe in Indonesia; Diana in Italy;
Optima and Apollo-Soyuz in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston
in Colombia; Best and Classic in Serbia; f6 in Germany; Delicados
in Mexico; Assos in Greece, and Petra in the Czech Republic and
Slovakia.  On March 28, 2008, Altria Group, Inc. completed the
spin-off of PMI.


PHILIP MORRIS: Smokers' Complaint in Bulgaria Not Yet Served
------------------------------------------------------------
The subsidiaries of Philip Morris International, Inc., which were
named as defendants in a purported class-action lawsuit in
Bulgaria, entitled, Yochkolovski v. Sofia BT AD, et al., has not
yet been served with the complaint.

The class-action lawsuit was filed in the Sofia City Court,
Bulgaria, on March 12, 2008.

The plaintiff brought a collective claim on behalf of classes of
smokers who were allegedly misled by tar and nicotine yields
printed on packages and on behalf of a class of minors who were
allegedly misled by marketing.  Plaintiff seeks damages for
economic loss, pain and suffering, medical treatment, and
withdrawal from the market of all cigarettes that allegedly do not
comply with tar and nicotine labeling requirements.

The trial court dismissed the youth marketing claims.  This
decision has been affirmed on appeal.  The trial court also
ordered plaintiff to provide additional evidence in support of the
remaining claims as well as evidence of his capacity to represent
the class and bear the costs of the proceedings.

The company's subsidiaries have not been served with the
complaint.  No updates were reported in the company's Aug. 6,
2010, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission for the quarter ended June 30, 2010.

Philip Morris International, Inc. --
http://www.philipmorrisinternational.com/-- is an international
tobacco company.  PMI is a holding company that, through its
subsidiaries and affiliates, is engaged in the manufacture and
sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in markets outside
the United States.  PMI's top 10 brands by volume are Marlboro,
L&M, Philip Morris, Bond Street, Chesterfield, Parliament, Lark, A
Mild, Morven Gold and DJI Sam Soe.  Its products are sold in over
160 countries.  Its brand portfolio includes a variety of blends
and styles, across 150 brands and over 1,900 variants.  PMI makes
A Hijau, A Mild and Dji Sam Soe in Indonesia; Diana in Italy;
Optima and Apollo-Soyuz in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston
in Colombia; Best and Classic in Serbia; f6 in Germany; Delicados
in Mexico; Assos in Greece, and Petra in the Czech Republic and
Slovakia.  On March 28, 2008, Altria Group, Inc. completed the
spin-off of PMI.


PHILIP MORRIS: October 2011 Trial Set in "Letourneau" Suit
----------------------------------------------------------
The Quebec Superior Court, Canada, has set an October 2011 trial
date in the class-action suit styled Cecilia Letourneau v.
Imperial Tobacco Ltd., Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. and JTI
Macdonald Corp., which names Philip Morris International, Inc.'s
subsidiary as a defendant.

The suit was filed in September 1998, against the company's
subsidiary and two other Canadian manufacturers.

The plaintiff, an individual smoker, is seeking compensatory and
unspecified punitive damages for each member of the class who is
deemed "addicted" to smoking.  The class was certified in 2005.

Defendants' motion to dismiss on statute-of-limitations grounds
was denied on May 5, 2008.

Pre-trial discovery is ongoing.  A trial date has been scheduled
for October 2011, according to the company's Aug. 6, 2010, Form
10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for
the quarter ended June 30, 2010.

Philip Morris International, Inc. --
http://www.philipmorrisinternational.com/-- is an international
tobacco company.  PMI is a holding company that, through its
subsidiaries and affiliates, is engaged in the manufacture and
sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in markets outside
the United States.  PMI's top 10 brands by volume are Marlboro,
L&M, Philip Morris, Bond Street, Chesterfield, Parliament, Lark, A
Mild, Morven Gold and DJI Sam Soe.  Its products are sold in over
160 countries.  Its brand portfolio includes a variety of blends
and styles, across 150 brands and over 1,900 variants.  PMI makes
A Hijau, A Mild and Dji Sam Soe in Indonesia; Diana in Italy;
Optima and Apollo-Soyuz in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston
in Colombia; Best and Classic in Serbia; f6 in Germany; Delicados
in Mexico; Assos in Greece, and Petra in the Czech Republic and
Slovakia.  On March 28, 2008, Altria Group, Inc. completed the
spin-off of PMI.


PHILIP MORRIS: Trial in Sante/Blais Suit Set for October 2011
-------------------------------------------------------------
The Quebec Superior Court, Canada, has set October 2011 as the
target trial date in the class-action suit styled Conseil
Quebecois Sur Le Tabac Et La Sante and Jean-Yves Blais v. Imperial
Tobacco Ltd., Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. and JTI
Macdonald Corp., which names Philip Morris International, Inc.'s
subsidiary as a defendant.

The suit was filed in November 1998, against the company's
subsidiary and two other Canadian manufacturers.

The plaintiffs, an anti-smoking organization and an individual
smoker, are seeking compensatory and unspecified punitive damages
for each member of the class who suffers from certain smoking-
related diseases.  The class was certified in 2005.

Pre-trial discovery is ongoing.  A trial date has been scheduled
for October 2011, according to the company's Aug. 6, 2010, Form
10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for
the quarter ended June 30, 2010.

Philip Morris International, Inc. --
http://www.philipmorrisinternational.com/-- is an international
tobacco company.  PMI is a holding company that, through its
subsidiaries and affiliates, is engaged in the manufacture and
sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in markets outside
the United States.  PMI's top 10 brands by volume are Marlboro,
L&M, Philip Morris, Bond Street, Chesterfield, Parliament, Lark, A
Mild, Morven Gold and DJI Sam Soe.  Its products are sold in over
160 countries.  Its brand portfolio includes a variety of blends
and styles, across 150 brands and over 1,900 variants.  PMI makes
A Hijau, A Mild and Dji Sam Soe in Indonesia; Diana in Italy;
Optima and Apollo-Soyuz in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston
in Colombia; Best and Classic in Serbia; f6 in Germany; Delicados
in Mexico; Assos in Greece, and Petra in the Czech Republic and
Slovakia.  On March 28, 2008, Altria Group, Inc. completed the
spin-off of PMI.


PHILIP MORRIS: Defends "Kunta" Suit in Winnipeg, Canada
-------------------------------------------------------
Philip Morris International, Inc., defends a class action suit
captioned Kunta v. Canadian Tobacco Manufacturers' Council, et
al., filed in The Queen's Bench, Winnipeg, Canada.

The suit was filed June 12, 2009, against the company, its
subsidiaries, and the company's indemnitees, PM USA and Altria
Group, Inc., and other members of the industry.

The plaintiff, an individual smoker, alleges her own addiction to
tobacco products and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, severe
asthma, and mild reversible lung disease resulting from the use of
tobacco products.  She is seeking compensatory and unspecified
punitive damages on behalf of a proposed class comprised of all
smokers, their estates, dependents and family members, as well as
restitution of profits, and reimbursement of government health
care costs allegedly caused by tobacco products.

The company, its subsidiaries, and its indemnitees have been
served with the complaint, according to the company's Aug. 6,
2010, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission for the quarter ended June 30, 2010.

Philip Morris International, Inc. --
http://www.philipmorrisinternational.com/-- is an international
tobacco company.  PMI is a holding company that, through its
subsidiaries and affiliates, is engaged in the manufacture and
sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in markets outside
the United States.  PMI's top 10 brands by volume are Marlboro,
L&M, Philip Morris, Bond Street, Chesterfield, Parliament, Lark, A
Mild, Morven Gold and DJI Sam Soe.  Its products are sold in over
160 countries.  Its brand portfolio includes a variety of blends
and styles, across 150 brands and over 1,900 variants.  PMI makes
A Hijau, A Mild and Dji Sam Soe in Indonesia; Diana in Italy;
Optima and Apollo-Soyuz in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston
in Colombia; Best and Classic in Serbia; f6 in Germany; Delicados
in Mexico; Assos in Greece, and Petra in the Czech Republic and
Slovakia.  On March 28, 2008, Altria Group, Inc. completed the
spin-off of PMI.


PHILIP MORRIS: Preliminary Motions in "Adams" Suit Pending
----------------------------------------------------------
Preliminary motions in the matter Adams v. Canadian Tobacco
Manufacturers' Council, et al., is pending.

The class action was filed in The Queen's Bench, Saskatchewan,
Canada, on July 10, 2009, against the company, its subsidiaries,
and the company's indemnitees, PM USA and Altria Group, Inc., and
other members of the industry are defendants.

The plaintiff, an individual smoker, alleges her own addiction to
tobacco products and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,
resulting from the use of tobacco products.  She is seeking
compensatory and unspecified punitive damages on behalf of a
proposed class comprised of all smokers who have smoked a minimum
of 25,000 cigarettes and have suffered, or suffer, from chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, heart disease, or cancer
as well as restitution of profits.

The company, its subsidiaries, and the company's indemnitees have
been served with the complaint.  Preliminary motions are pending,
according to the company's Aug. 6, 2010, Form 10-Q filing with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended June
30, 2010.

Philip Morris International, Inc. --
http://www.philipmorrisinternational.com/-- is an international
tobacco company.  PMI is a holding company that, through its
subsidiaries and affiliates, is engaged in the manufacture and
sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in markets outside
the United States.  PMI's top 10 brands by volume are Marlboro,
L&M, Philip Morris, Bond Street, Chesterfield, Parliament, Lark, A
Mild, Morven Gold and DJI Sam Soe.  Its products are sold in over
160 countries.  Its brand portfolio includes a variety of blends
and styles, across 150 brands and over 1,900 variants.  PMI makes
A Hijau, A Mild and Dji Sam Soe in Indonesia; Diana in Italy;
Optima and Apollo-Soyuz in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston
in Colombia; Best and Classic in Serbia; f6 in Germany; Delicados
in Mexico; Assos in Greece, and Petra in the Czech Republic and
Slovakia.  On March 28, 2008, Altria Group, Inc. completed the
spin-off of PMI.


PHILIP MORRIS: Defends "Semple" COPD-Related Suit in Nova Scotia
----------------------------------------------------------------
Philip Morris International, Inc., defends a class action suit
captioned Semple v. Canadian Tobacco Manufacturers' Council, et
al., filed in The Supreme Court (trial court), Nova Scotia,
Canada.

The class action was filed on June 18, 2009, against the company,
its subsidiaries, and its indemnitees, PM USA and Altria Group,
Inc., and other members of the industry.

The plaintiff, an individual smoker, alleges his own addiction to
tobacco products and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
resulting from the use of tobacco products.  He is seeking
compensatory and unspecified punitive damages on behalf of a
proposed class comprised of all smokers, their estates, dependents
and family members, as well as restitution of profits, and
reimbursement of government health care costs allegedly caused by
tobacco products.

The company, its subsidiaries, and its indemnitees have been
served with the complaint, according to the company's Aug. 6,
2010, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission for the quarter ended June 30, 2010.

Philip Morris International, Inc. --
http://www.philipmorrisinternational.com/-- is an international
tobacco company.  PMI is a holding company that, through its
subsidiaries and affiliates, is engaged in the manufacture and
sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in markets outside
the United States.  PMI's top 10 brands by volume are Marlboro,
L&M, Philip Morris, Bond Street, Chesterfield, Parliament, Lark, A
Mild, Morven Gold and DJI Sam Soe.  Its products are sold in over
160 countries.  Its brand portfolio includes a variety of blends
and styles, across 150 brands and over 1,900 variants.  PMI makes
A Hijau, A Mild and Dji Sam Soe in Indonesia; Diana in Italy;
Optima and Apollo-Soyuz in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston
in Colombia; Best and Classic in Serbia; f6 in Germany; Delicados
in Mexico; Assos in Greece, and Petra in the Czech Republic and
Slovakia.  On March 28, 2008, Altria Group, Inc. completed the
spin-off of PMI.


PHILIP MORRIS: Has Yet to Be Served "Dorion" Complaint
------------------------------------------------------
Philip Morris International, Inc., has yet to be served with the
complaint captioned Dorion v. Canadian Tobacco Manufacturers'
Council, et al.

The class action was filed in The Queen's Bench, Alberta, Canada,
on June 15, 2009, against the company, its subsidiaries, and its
indemnitees (PM USA and Altria Group, Inc.), and other members of
the industry.

The plaintiff, an individual smoker, alleges her own addiction to
tobacco products and chronic bronchitis and severe sinus
infections resulting from the use of tobacco products.  She is
seeking compensatory and unspecified punitive damages on behalf of
a proposed class comprised of all smokers, their estates,
dependents and family members, restitution of profits, and
reimbursement of government health care costs allegedly caused by
tobacco products, according to the company's Aug. 6, 2010, Form
10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for
the quarter ended June 30, 2010.

As of Aug. 6, 2010, the company, its subsidiaries, and its
indemnitees have not been properly served with the complaint

Philip Morris International, Inc. --
http://www.philipmorrisinternational.com/-- is an international
tobacco company.  PMI is a holding company that, through its
subsidiaries and affiliates, is engaged in the manufacture and
sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in markets outside
the United States.  PMI's top 10 brands by volume are Marlboro,
L&M, Philip Morris, Bond Street, Chesterfield, Parliament, Lark, A
Mild, Morven Gold and DJI Sam Soe.  Its products are sold in over
160 countries.  Its brand portfolio includes a variety of blends
and styles, across 150 brands and over 1,900 variants.  PMI makes
A Hijau, A Mild and Dji Sam Soe in Indonesia; Diana in Italy;
Optima and Apollo-Soyuz in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston
in Colombia; Best and Classic in Serbia; f6 in Germany; Delicados
in Mexico; Assos in Greece, and Petra in the Czech Republic and
Slovakia.  On March 28, 2008, Altria Group, Inc. completed the
spin-off of PMI.


PHILIP MORRIS: Faces "McDermid" Suit in British Columbia
--------------------------------------------------------
Philip Morris International, Inc., faces a class action pending in
Canada, captioned McDermid v. Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited, et
al.

The suit was filed in the Supreme Court, British Columbia, Canada,
on June 25, 2010.  The company its subsidiaries, and its
indemnitees (PM USA and Altria Group, Inc.), and other members of
the industry are defendants.

The plaintiff, an individual smoker, alleges his own addiction to
tobacco products and heart disease resulting from the use of
tobacco products.  He is seeking compensatory and unspecified
punitive damages on behalf of a proposed class comprised of all
smokers who were alive on June 12, 2007, and who suffered from
heart disease caused by smoking, their estates, dependents and
family members, plus disgorgement of revenues earned by the
defendants from Jan. 1, 1954 to the date the claim was filed.

The company's subsidiaries have been served with the complaint,
according to the company's Aug. 6, 2010, Form 10-Q filing with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended June
30, 2010.  As of Aug. 6, 2010, the company and its indemnitees
have not been served.

Philip Morris International, Inc. --
http://www.philipmorrisinternational.com/-- is an international
tobacco company.  PMI is a holding company that, through its
subsidiaries and affiliates, is engaged in the manufacture and
sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in markets outside
the United States.  PMI's top 10 brands by volume are Marlboro,
L&M, Philip Morris, Bond Street, Chesterfield, Parliament, Lark, A
Mild, Morven Gold and DJI Sam Soe.  Its products are sold in over
160 countries.  Its brand portfolio includes a variety of blends
and styles, across 150 brands and over 1,900 variants.  PMI makes
A Hijau, A Mild and Dji Sam Soe in Indonesia; Diana in Italy;
Optima and Apollo-Soyuz in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston
in Colombia; Best and Classic in Serbia; f6 in Germany; Delicados
in Mexico; Assos in Greece, and Petra in the Czech Republic and
Slovakia.  On March 28, 2008, Altria Group, Inc. completed the
spin-off of PMI.


PHILIP MORRIS: Faces "Bourassa" Suit in Canada
----------------------------------------------
Philip Morris International, Inc., faces a class action pending in
Canada, captioned Bourassa v. Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited, et
al.

The suit was filed in the Supreme Court, British Columbia, Canada,
on June 25, 2010.  The company, its subsidiaries, and its
indemnitees (PM USA and Altria Group, Inc.), and other members of
the industry are defendants.

The plaintiff, the heir to a deceased smoker, alleges that the
decedent was addicted to tobacco products and suffered from
emphysema resulting from the use of tobacco products. She  is
seeking compensatory and unspecified punitive damages on behalf of
a proposed class comprised of all smokers who were alive on June
12, 2007, and who suffered from chronic respiratory diseases
caused by smoking, their estates, dependents and family members,
plus disgorgement of revenues earned by the defendants from Jan.
1, 1954 to the date the claim was filed.

The company's subsidiaries have been served with the complaint,
according to the company's Aug. 6, 2010, Form 10-Q filing with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended June
30, 2010.  As of Aug. 6, 2010, the company and its indemnitees
have not been served.

Philip Morris International, Inc. --
http://www.philipmorrisinternational.com/-- is an international
tobacco company.  PMI is a holding company that, through its
subsidiaries and affiliates, is engaged in the manufacture and
sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in markets outside
the United States.  PMI's top 10 brands by volume are Marlboro,
L&M, Philip Morris, Bond Street, Chesterfield, Parliament, Lark, A
Mild, Morven Gold and DJI Sam Soe.  Its products are sold in over
160 countries.  Its brand portfolio includes a variety of blends
and styles, across 150 brands and over 1,900 variants.  PMI makes
A Hijau, A Mild and Dji Sam Soe in Indonesia; Diana in Italy;
Optima and Apollo-Soyuz in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston
in Colombia; Best and Classic in Serbia; f6 in Germany; Delicados
in Mexico; Assos in Greece, and Petra in the Czech Republic and
Slovakia.  On March 28, 2008, Altria Group, Inc. completed the
spin-off of PMI.


PHILIP MORRIS: Unit Continues to Defend "El-Roy" Suit in Israel
---------------------------------------------------------------
Philip Morris International, Inc.'s subsidiary continues to defend
a class action pending in Israel, captioned El-Roy, et al. v.
Philip Morris Incorporated, et al.

The suit was filed in District Court of Tel-Aviv/Jaffa, Israel, on
Jan. 18, 2004.  The company's subsidiary and its indemnitees (PM
USA and our former importer Menache H. Eliachar Ltd.) are
defendants.

The plaintiffs filed a purported class action claiming that the
class members were misled by the descriptor "lights" into
believing that lights cigarettes are safer than full flavor
cigarettes.  The claim seeks recovery of the purchase price of
lights cigarettes and compensation for distress for each class
member.

Hearings took place in November and December 2008 regarding
whether the case meets the legal requirements necessary to allow
it to proceed as a class action.  The parties' briefing on class
certification was scheduled to be completed in September 2010,
according to the company's Aug. 6, 2010, Form 10-Q filing with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended June
30, 2010.

Philip Morris International, Inc. --
http://www.philipmorrisinternational.com/-- is an international
tobacco company.  PMI is a holding company that, through its
subsidiaries and affiliates, is engaged in the manufacture and
sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in markets outside
the United States.  PMI's top 10 brands by volume are Marlboro,
L&M, Philip Morris, Bond Street, Chesterfield, Parliament, Lark, A
Mild, Morven Gold and DJI Sam Soe.  Its products are sold in over
160 countries.  Its brand portfolio includes a variety of blends
and styles, across 150 brands and over 1,900 variants.  PMI makes
A Hijau, A Mild and Dji Sam Soe in Indonesia; Diana in Italy;
Optima and Apollo-Soyuz in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston
in Colombia; Best and Classic in Serbia; f6 in Germany; Delicados
in Mexico; Assos in Greece, and Petra in the Czech Republic and
Slovakia.  On March 28, 2008, Altria Group, Inc. completed the
spin-off of PMI.


PHILIP MORRIS: "Navon" Action in Israel Remains Stayed
------------------------------------------------------
A class action against M.H. Eliashar Distribution Ltd., remains
stayed pending a ruling on the class certification in the matter
El-Roy, et al. v. Philip Morris Incorporated, et al.

M.H. Eliashar is Philip Morris International, Inc.'s distributor.

The suit is Navon, et al. v. Philip Morris Products USA, et al.
The action was filed in District Court of Tel-Aviv/Jaffa, Israel,
on Dec. 5, 2004, against the company's indemnitee, M.H. Eliashar,
and other members of the industry are similar to those in El-Roy.
The case is currently stayed pending a ruling on class
certification in El-Roy, according to the company's Aug. 6, 2010,
Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
for the quarter ended June 30, 2010.

Philip Morris International, Inc. --
http://www.philipmorrisinternational.com/-- is an international
tobacco company.  PMI is a holding company that, through its
subsidiaries and affiliates, is engaged in the manufacture and
sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in markets outside
the United States.  PMI's top 10 brands by volume are Marlboro,
L&M, Philip Morris, Bond Street, Chesterfield, Parliament, Lark, A
Mild, Morven Gold and DJI Sam Soe.  Its products are sold in over
160 countries.  Its brand portfolio includes a variety of blends
and styles, across 150 brands and over 1,900 variants.  PMI makes
A Hijau, A Mild and Dji Sam Soe in Indonesia; Diana in Italy;
Optima and Apollo-Soyuz in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston
in Colombia; Best and Classic in Serbia; f6 in Germany; Delicados
in Mexico; Assos in Greece, and Petra in the Czech Republic and
Slovakia.  On March 28, 2008, Altria Group, Inc. completed the
spin-off of PMI.


PHILIP MORRIS: "Numberg" Against Subsidiaries Terminated
--------------------------------------------------------
A class action against Philip Morris International, Inc.'s
subsidiaries filed in the District Court of Tel Aviv/Jaffa,
Israel, is now terminated.

The suit is Numberg, et al. v. Philip Morris Products S.A., et
al., and was filed May 19, 2008, against the company's
subsidiaries and its indemnitee (the company's distributor M.H.
Eliashar Distribution Ltd.) and other members of the industry were
defendants.

The plaintiffs filed a purported class action claiming that the
class members were misled by pack colors, terms such as "slims" or
"super slims" or "blue," and text describing tar and nicotine
yields.  Plaintiffs alleged that these pack features misled
consumers to believe that the cigarettes with those descriptors
were safer than full flavor cigarettes.

Plaintiffs sought recovery of the price of the brands at issue
that were purchased from December 31, 2004 to the date of filing
of the claim.  They also sought compensation for mental anguish,
punitive damages and injunctive relief.

The company's subsidiaries and ITS indemnitee were served with the
complaint.

Defendants filed their oppositions to class certification in March
2009.  In May 2010, the court issued an order dismissing the
claim, according to the company's Aug. 6, 2010, Form 10-Q filing
with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the quarter
ended June 30, 2010.

Philip Morris International, Inc. --
http://www.philipmorrisinternational.com/-- is an international
tobacco company.  PMI is a holding company that, through its
subsidiaries and affiliates, is engaged in the manufacture and
sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in markets outside
the United States.  PMI's top 10 brands by volume are Marlboro,
L&M, Philip Morris, Bond Street, Chesterfield, Parliament, Lark, A
Mild, Morven Gold and DJI Sam Soe.  Its products are sold in over
160 countries.  Its brand portfolio includes a variety of blends
and styles, across 150 brands and over 1,900 variants.  PMI makes
A Hijau, A Mild and Dji Sam Soe in Indonesia; Diana in Italy;
Optima and Apollo-Soyuz in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston
in Colombia; Best and Classic in Serbia; f6 in Germany; Delicados
in Mexico; Assos in Greece, and Petra in the Czech Republic and
Slovakia.  On March 28, 2008, Altria Group, Inc. completed the
spin-off of PMI.


PHILIP MORRIS: No Trial Date Yet in Kansas Antitrust Lawsuit
------------------------------------------------------------
The District Court of Seward County, Kansas, has yet to set a
trial date in the antitrust class action captioned Smith v. Philip
Morris Companies, Inc., et al.

The suit was filed on Feb. 7, 200, against the company and other
members of the industry.

The plaintiff asserts that the defendant cigarette companies
engaged in an international conspiracy to fix wholesale prices of
cigarettes and sought certification of a class comprised of all
persons in Kansas who were indirect purchasers of cigarettes from
the defendants.  The plaintiff claims unspecified economic damages
resulting from the alleged price-fixing, trebling of those damages
under the Kansas price-fixing statute and counsel fees.

The trial court granted plaintiff's motion for class certification
and refused to permit the defendants to appeal.

The case is now in the discovery phase.  No trial date has yet
been set, according to the company's Aug. 6, 2010, Form 10-Q
filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the
quarter ended June 30, 2010.

Philip Morris International, Inc. --
http://www.philipmorrisinternational.com/-- is an international
tobacco company.  PMI is a holding company that, through its
subsidiaries and affiliates, is engaged in the manufacture and
sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in markets outside
the United States.  PMI's top 10 brands by volume are Marlboro,
L&M, Philip Morris, Bond Street, Chesterfield, Parliament, Lark, A
Mild, Morven Gold and DJI Sam Soe.  Its products are sold in over
160 countries.  Its brand portfolio includes a variety of blends
and styles, across 150 brands and over 1,900 variants.  PMI makes
A Hijau, A Mild and Dji Sam Soe in Indonesia; Diana in Italy;
Optima and Apollo-Soyuz in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston
in Colombia; Best and Classic in Serbia; f6 in Germany; Delicados
in Mexico; Assos in Greece, and Petra in the Czech Republic and
Slovakia.  On March 28, 2008, Altria Group, Inc. completed the
spin-off of PMI.


PHILIP MORRIS: Defends Suit in Ontario Over Breach of Contract
--------------------------------------------------------------
Philip Morris International, Inc., defends a putative class action
in Ontario, Canada, alleging breach of contract.

The suit is The Ontario Flue-Cured Tobacco Growers' Marketing
Board, et al. v. Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc., was filed in the
Superior Court of Justice, London, Ontario, on Nov. 5, 2009,
against the company's subsidiary.

Plaintiffs in this putative class action allege that the company's
subsidiary breached contracts with the class members, the Ontario
tobacco growers and their related associations, concerning the
sale and purchase of flue-cured tobacco from Jan. 1, 1986 to
Dec. 31, 1996.

Plaintiffs allege that the company's subsidiary was required by
the contracts to disclose to plaintiffs the quantity of tobacco
included in cigarettes to be sold for duty free and export
purposes, which it purchased at a lower price per pound than
tobacco that was included in cigarettes to be sold in Canada, but
failed to disclose that some of the cigarettes it designated as
being for export and duty free purposes were ultimately sold in
Canada.

The company's subsidiary has been served, but there is currently
no deadline to respond to the statement of claim, according to the
company's Aug. 6, 2010, Form 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities
and Exchange Commission for the quarter ended June 30, 2010.

Philip Morris International, Inc. --
http://www.philipmorrisinternational.com/-- is an international
tobacco company.  PMI is a holding company that, through its
subsidiaries and affiliates, is engaged in the manufacture and
sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in markets outside
the United States.  PMI's top 10 brands by volume are Marlboro,
L&M, Philip Morris, Bond Street, Chesterfield, Parliament, Lark, A
Mild, Morven Gold and DJI Sam Soe.  Its products are sold in over
160 countries.  Its brand portfolio includes a variety of blends
and styles, across 150 brands and over 1,900 variants.  PMI makes
A Hijau, A Mild and Dji Sam Soe in Indonesia; Diana in Italy;
Optima and Apollo-Soyuz in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston
in Colombia; Best and Classic in Serbia; f6 in Germany; Delicados
in Mexico; Assos in Greece, and Petra in the Czech Republic and
Slovakia.  On March 28, 2008, Altria Group, Inc. completed the
spin-off of PMI.


SOUTHERN WINE: Removes "Gagner" Labor Complaint to N.D. Calif.
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Donald Gagner and Hung Tran, individually and on behalf of others
similarly situated v. Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc.,
Case No. RG10531481 (Calif. Super. Ct. Alameda Cty.), was filed on
August 17, 2010.  The plaintiffs allege causes of action for: (a)
failure to reimburse business expenses in violation of Cal. Labor
Code Section 2802 and (b) unfair business practices in violation
of Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code Section 17200.

Plaintiffs claim that in the course of their work selling wine,
beer, and spirits on behalf of the defendant, they incurred and
paid business expenses, for which they have not received
reimbursement.

On September 29, 2010, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc.,
removed the lawsuit to the Northern District of California, citing
that this case is a civil class action in which this Court has
original jurisdiction under the provisions of the Class Action
Fairness Act, codified at 28 U.S.C. Sections 1332(d) and 1453, and
may be removed pursuant to CAFA, as well as the provisions of 28
U.S.C. Sections 1441(a) and 1446.  The Clerk assigned Case No.
10-cv-04405 to the proceeding.

The Plaintiffs are represented by:

          Morris J. Baller, Esq.
          Sarah K. Webb, Esq.
          GOLDSTEIN, DEMCHAK, BALLER, BORGEN & DARDARIAN
          300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 1000
          Oakland, CA 94612
          Telephone: (510) 763-9800
          E-mail: mballer@gdblegal.com
                  swebb@gdblegal.com

               - and -

          Julian Hammond, Esq.
          Avi Kreitenberg, Esq.
          KAMBERLAW, LLP
          1180 S. Beverly Drive, Suite 601
          Los Angeles, CA 90035
          Telephone: (310) 400-1050
          E-mail: jhammond@kamberlaw.com
                  akreitenberg@kamberlaw.com

The Defendant is represented by:

          Clement J. Kong, Esq.
          Keith R. Thorell, Esq.
          KORSHAK, KRACOFF, KONG & SUGANO, LLP
          1640 South Sepulveda Boulevard, Suite 520
          Los Angeles, CA 90025
          Telephone: (310) 996-2340
          E-mail: Clement@kkks.com
                  Keith@kkks.com


TARGET CORP: Accused in Calif. Suit of Not Paying Wages
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Courthouse News Service reports that Target forces pharmacists to
work 12-hour days, and longer, without legally required breaks and
without paying for all their time worked, a class action claims in
Sacramento Superior Court.

A copy of the Complaint in Kool v. Target Corporation, et al.,
Case No. 34-2010-00088302 (Calif. Super. Ct., Sacramento Cty.), is
available at:

     http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/09/30/Target.pdf

The Plaintiff is represented by:

          Gene J. Stonebarger, Esq.
          Richard D. Lambert, Esq.
          STONEBARGER LAW
          75 Iron Point Circle, Suite 145
          Folsom, CA 95630
          Telephone: 916-235-7140

               - and -

          James R. Patterson, Esq.
          Alisa A. Martin, Esq.
          HARRISON PATTERSON & O'CONNOR LLP
          402 West Broadway, 29th Floor
          San Diego, CA 92101
          Telephone: 619-756-6990

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