Category: Tobacco Lawsuits

Tobacco retailer sues state over classification as cigarette manufacturer

Tobacco retailer sues state over classification as cigarette manufacturer

The owner of a Rochester variety store and two Seabrook tobacco shops is asking a judge to determine whether the presence of cigarette rolling machines in his store classifies his business as a “cigarette...

Prosecution for profit

Prosecution for profit

The vulture mentality of trial lawyers can now use the court system as a legal playground for the purpose of extortion of funds from targeted defendants. Today it is tobacco, tomorrow will be a...

Rich attorneys suing neighbor because she smokes…in her own home

Rich attorneys suing neighbor because she smokes…in her own home

Our legal system invites lawyers to act like bullies. For “20/20” tonight, I (John Stossel) report on a class-action lawyer who’s suing his neighbor for smoking in her own apartment. Toxins are “being breathed...