Los Angeles Times

Thrown out

Thrown out Judge Robert Paul Kaye, center, listens to attorney Dan Webb, left, representing the tobacco industry and Stanley Rosenblatt, right, attorney for the Florida smokers during a sidebar Dec. 2, 1999 in the Florida tobacco trial at the Miami-Dade County Court in Miami. A Florida appeals court threw out a record-shattering $145 billion verdict won by thousands of Florida smokers against the tobacco industry, saying the case should not have been tried as a class-action lawsuit. AP/Wilfredo Lee
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