Tuesday, October 24, 2006
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
The smokers sued claiming the tobacco industry's marketing of light cigarettes misled them
into believing that the product was healthier than regular cigarettes.