Caputo v. Imperial Tobacco Ltd.(Class Action Ontario Superior Ct. 1995 Decertified)
This class action suit was brought by representative plaintiffs David Caputo, Luna Roth, Lori Carwardine, and Russell Hyduk against Imperial Tobacco, Rothmans, Benson & Hedges and JTI-MacDonald on January 13, 1995.
The plaintiffs claimed negligence, misrepresentation, conspiracy, deception, suppression of research, and products liability.
The case was heard in the Superior Court of Justice, Ontario, Canada (Court File No. 95-CU-82186), before the Honorable Justice Warren Winkler. The judge denied the plaintiffs' motion for certification in Febraury, 2004. He ruled that the suit was too broad and did not meet the requirements for certification.