(In 250 Words or Less)

SEPTEMBER 25, 2006
Word Count:242

“This could be a potentially lucrative case for us.”

“What are we talking about?”

“The class action lawsuit filed in the States over light brands of cigarettes. It was filed under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. If they win, they could get as much as 600 billion! Just think of the contingency fees you could charge on something like that.”

“That’s a lot of money but I’m not sure how it translates to us.”

“Without getting too specific, the basis of the claim is that smokers were duped into a lighter version of cigarettes.”

“I understand that part.”

“Let me finish. The claim says that these so-called lighter brands of death led people to smoke them in the belief that they were smoking a healthier version even though the risks were the same. In other words people thought they were getting one thing but got another as equally dangerous product.”

“That’s all fine and good but are you saying you want our firm to take on the Canadian tobacco industry?”

“No, for heaven’s sake no.”

“I’m sorry then I still don’t follow you.”

“I want our firm to launch a class action suit on behalf of the Canadian voters!”


“Don’t you see? They thought they were getting a better type of government when they voted in Harper but all they got was a different kind of leadership.”

“You mean?”

“Instead of Canadian leadership all they got was Bush Light!”

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