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

    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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