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Judge allows unusual smoking class-action suit to go forward

Tweet A federal judge certified a class-action lawsuit today that demands Philip Morris USA Inc. pay for chest scans to diagnose whether heavy Marlboro smokers have early signs of lung cancer, a ruling that a lawyer for the plaintiffs called the first of its kind in the country. Almost two years after lawyers for two named plaintiffs sought class certification, US District Court Judge Nancy Gertner granted the request and said she would let the c ... Jump to full article >>