In McLaughlin v. American Tobacco Co., ___ F.3d ___ (2d Cir. Apr. 3, 2008), the Second Circuit reversed an order granting class certification of civil RICO claims involving "light" cigarettes. My original post from September 2006 on the district court's class certification order is at this link. [Via How Appealing.]
The New York Law Journal reported on Friday that "2nd Circuit Decertifies Light Cigarette Class." Other press coverage appears in the New York Times ("Appeals Court Panel Throws Out Class Action Over Light Cigarettes") and the New York Sun ("Judge Stamps Out a Cigarette Class Action").