Law in the Service of Public Health

Our Litigation

Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI) is a pioneer in the use of litigation and advocacy to protect, defend, and enhance public health. 

Through our affiliation with Northeastern University School of Law, we seek big ideas to advance public health and justice

We have brought successful cases across the nation through our Center for Public Health Litigation, including landmark tobacco cases, e-cigarette and vaping cases, litigation aimed at predatory gambling practices, and litigation aimed at stopping the deceptive marketing of sugary drinks.

Areas of Focus

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Tobacco & Addiction Litigation
Slot machines and gambling addiction in Las Vegas
Fighting Predatory Gambling​
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Preventing Gun Violence
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Litigation Against Sugary Drinks

Latest News

In May of 2023, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued a strongly worded opinion upholding the judgment in PHAI's case Patricia Greene v. Philip Morris USA, one of the largest tobacco judgments in the state's history.