A case with a $10 billion verdict at stake returns to the Illinois Supreme Court this morning a decade after justices threw it out.
The heart of the question is whether tobacco giant Philip Morris defrauded smokers by pitching "light" cigarettes.
Back in 2003, a court ruled "yes" and granted smokers a monster $10 billion judgment. It was reversed by the Illinois Supreme Court, citing federal regulations. It volleyed the case down to a lower court.
Justice Lloyd Karmeier, who eked out another decade term in November's election, will once again be on the bench.