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$200 Billion Class Action Lawsuit Over "Light" Cigarettes Appealed

Today, the federal appeals court in New York heard the appeal of trial judge Jack Weinstein's decision to certify a $200 billion class action lawsuit against the tobacco companies for selling "light" cigarettes. Why Judge Weinstein was wrong to certify a class action in Schwab v. Philip Morris, and how his ruling would further enrich wealthy trial lawyers and their allies, is explained here.