US judge allows class action over light cigarettesBMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7571.722 (Published 05 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:722
- Fred Charatan
People who smoked “light” cigarettes because they thought that they were less harmful than ordinary ones can pursue their claim of fraud as a class action lawsuit, the US federal judge Jack Weinstein ruled last week. The lawsuit was filed in 2004 against Philip Morris, R J Reynolds, Lorillard Tobacco, British American Tobacco, and others.
“The plaintiffs are entitled to the chance to prove their allegations,” Judge Weinstein …