U.S. Supreme Court

Case Status


Docket Number


Cert. Denied


Questions Presented

1. When there is no way to tell whether a prior jury found particular facts against a party, does due process permit those facts to be conclusively presumed against that party in subsequent litigation?

2. If the Engle jury’s findings are deemed to establish that all cigarettes are inherently defective, are claims based on those findings preempted by the many federal statutes that manifested Congress’ intent that cigarettes continue to be lawfully sold in the United States?

Case Updates

Cert. petition denied

January 08, 2018

U.S. Chamber files coalition brief asking Supreme Court to protect the due process right of class action defendants to present every available defense

October 19, 2017

Click here to view the amicus brief filed by the U.S. Chamber, American Tort Reform Association, National Association of Manufacturers, and Business Council of Alabama.

Anton Metlitsky and Jason Zarrow of O'Melveny & Myers LLP served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center.

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