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Question 2-5 - Williamson British American Tobacco...

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In order to bring a lawsuit before a court, a party must have standing to sue to justify seeking relief through the court system. In other words, to have standing, a party must have a legally protected and tangible interest at stake in the litigation. The party bringing the lawsuit must have suffered a harm or been threatened with a harm by the action. Thus, in this case the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey, Inc., do not have standings to sue against American Tobacco Co., Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds, Brown &
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Unformatted text preview: Williamson, British American Tobacco, Lorillard, Liggett, United States Tobacco, the Tobacco Institute, the Center for Tobacco Research. The plaintiff could not use the consumer protection statute to pursue a direct claim to reimburse them for medical expenses incurred by their insured from the defendant. A party had to be actually injured to be the one to bring a suit....
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