The Nation

A federal judge in New York rejected requests by Vietnam War veterans to set aside a multimillion-dollar Agent Orange settlement that they called "an unmitigated mistake." On Jan. 7, the same judge, U.S. District Judge Jack B. Weinstein, gave his final approval to the $180-million settlement of a class-action lawsuit by more than 220,000 Vietnam veterans and their families against the makers of the herbicide Agent Orange. Robert Taylor, who represents Vietnam veterans, told Weinstein the settlement was "neither reasonable, fair nor adequate" and asked for reconsideration.

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