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Big Suits: Holiday Wholesale, et al. v. Philip Morris, et al.

In July, Philip Morris, Inc.; R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings; Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation; and Lorillard Tobacco Company stamped out an $11 billion class action suit that accused the cigarette makers of price-fixing.  The plaintiffs, a class of more than 1,200 cigarette vendors, said that the tobacco companies had conspired to set price levels for wholesale cigarettes since 1993.
Kirkland & Ellis partners Andrew McGaan, and Stephen Patton and associates Barack Echols and Colin Kass represented Brown & Williamson.

This article appeared in its entirety in the  September 2002 edition of the American Lawyer.