Dontaye Carter

By: Dontaye Carter Email
By: Dontaye Carter Email

A judge says justice will be swift and efficient despite a bevy of tobacco-related lawsuits filed to meet a deadline.
More than 160 lawsuits have been filed in the Treasure Coast
seeking damages from the country's five largest cigarette
producers.
The class-action lawsuits met a January 11th deadline imposed by
the Florida Supreme Court last year.
Despite the deluge, Chief Judge William Roby of the 19th
Judicial Circuit promises ``swift and efficient justice.''
Statewide, the ten thousand or so cases filed was a much smaller
number than expected, significantly smaller than the 700-thousand
class members originally designated as entitled to damage awards.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WCTV 1801 Halstead Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32309
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 13862672 - wctv.tv/a?a=13862672