Walker v. Liggett Group, Inc., 175 F.R.D. 226, 38 Fed.R. Serv. 3d 377 (S.D. W. Va. 1997)
Baron & Budd teamed up with Trial Lawyers for Public Justice to intervene in this class action, convincing the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia to deny the certification of a class action settlement involving cigarette manufacturer Liggett Group, Inc. The court ruled that the class action settlement violated Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure because it did not ensure fair and adequate representation for the diverse groups of people affected.
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