Avallone v. American Tobacco Co.(Class Action NJ Superior Ct. 1998 Decertified)
This class action suit was brought by Joseph Avallone against American Tobacco Co. on April 23, 1998.
The class consisted of Casino workers who claim exposure to environmental tobacco smoke.
The case was heard in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Middlesex County, Division L (Case No. 4883-98 241). The judge decertified the class. The plaintiffs appealed.
The New Jersey Court of Appeals dismissed the plaintiffs' appeal in April, 2000.
The New Jersey Supreme Court denied the plaintiffs' motion to appeal the decertification in September, 2000.