Anti-tobacco class-action lawsuits approved

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Anti-tobacco class-action lawsuits approved

Tue. Feb. 22 2005 6:26 AM ET
Canadian Press

MONTREAL — A man who lost part of a lung to cancer and a woman who says she's a nicotine addict were given the go-ahead Monday to launch separate class-action lawsuits against three major Canadian tobacco companies.

Quebec Superior Court Justice Pierre Jasmin approved the suits against Imperial Tobacco, Rothmans, Benson & Hedges and JTI-MacDonald, all of whom could be liable for damages.

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