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Jack Weinstein, Federal Judge Who Sided with Ordinary Citizens Against Corporations, Dies at 99

HeadlineJun 17, 2021

Jack Weinstein, a Brooklyn federal judge who sat on the bench for over half a century and oversaw landmark class-action lawsuits, died in New York at the age of 99. In 1984, he approved a $180 million settlement for Vietnam War veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange. He also ruled on key cases against gun manufacturers and Big Tobacco.

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