From: Zacks Research
Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) has filed a case in U.S. District Court against local retailers in Miami for selling fake Marlboro cigarettes. The New York-based cigarette company has tracked down 17 retailers who have been selling these cigarettes.
Philip Morris has been fighting against retailers and importers who sell fake versions of its top branded cigarettes. In 2008 the tobacco giant had terminatedits relationship with the Poospatucks based on findings brought out by The Center for Public Integrity that indicted one of its distributors, Mauro Pennisi Inc. ofdistributing fake cigarettes to the citizens.