No. 10-2960.

656 F.3d 511 (2011)

Brian CLEARY, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. PHILIP MORRIS INCORPORATED, et al., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided August 25, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Edward T. Joyce (argued), Attorney, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

Michele Odorizzi (argued), Attorney, Mayer Brown LLP, James A. Morsch , Attorney, Butler, Rubin, Saltarelli & Boyd, Chicago, IL, Mark A. Belasic , Attorney, Jones Day, Cleveland, OH, Gregory K. Wu , Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Kansas City, MO, Joseph G. Falcone , Chadbourne & Parke , New York, NY, Beth A. Bauer , Attorney, Hepler Broom , Edwardsville, IL, for Defendants-Appellees.

Before CUDAHY, MANION, and HAMILTON, Circuit Judges.

MANION, Circuit Judge.

This is a class action suit brought against Philip Morris, Inc., and several other tobacco companies and tobacco-related entities. The plaintiffs allege that for years the tobacco companies conspired to conceal the facts about the addictive and dangerous nature of cigarettes by intentionally using incomplete, misleading, or untruthful marketing and advertising. The plaintiffs' putative class consists of Illinois residents who bought or smoked...

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