Musings —06.01.2015 09:44 PM—
…would have been happy about this day. When he was dying, in fact. He told us to “sue those tobacco companies.”
And someone did.
In a ruling described as “historic” by one lawyer, a Quebec judge has ordered three major cigarette companies to pay $15 billion to smokers in what is believed to be the biggest class-action lawsuit ever seen in Canada. “These three companies lied to their customers for 50 years and hurt their right to life,” Andre Lesperance, one of the lawyers involved in the case, said Monday. “It’s a great victory for victims as well as for society in general.”