Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Appeals court slows 'light' cigarette case

Article on cnn.com -- Appeals court slows 'light' cigarette case, from Reuters:

    A federal appeals court granted a temporary stay Tuesday while it hears arguments about
    whether a $200 billion tobacco trial can proceed as a class-action lawsuit.

    The U.S. 2d Circuit Court of Appeals granted a temporary motion so that lawyers for the
    tobacco companies could appeal a September decision by U.S. District Judge Jack B.
    Weinstein granting class-action status to a lawsuit brought against them by "light" cigarette
    smokers.

    The smokers sued claiming the tobacco industry's marketing of light cigarettes misled them
    into believing that the product was healthier than regular cigarettes.

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