In short, they agreed with Justice Riordan on every point where he found the tobacco companies guilty of harming Quebec smokers. (The parts of his decision they disagreed with were those where he had let them off the hook).
Well, there was one small win to the industry -- some technical adjustments knocked some millions of dollars off the $15 billion judgment.
More on the details of the ruling will appear here in the coming days.
|Class Action Lawyers briefing the media at the Court of Appeal|
March 1, 2019
Yesterday, I would have added a Supreme Court hearing as another step on the road to complete victory. But with a strong, unanimous and powerful ruling from the Quebec Court of Appeal, there now seems room to hope that today's 440 page decision might be the last word.