Jack B. Weinstein, U.S. Judge With an Activist Streak, Is Dead at 99 - The New York Times

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In 53 years on the bench and nearly a decade as the chief judge of the Eastern District of New York, he was known for his bold jurisprudence and his outsize personality.

Jack B. Weinstein, a legal scholar and famously independent federal judge in Brooklyn who led the legal system into an era of mass tort litigation, changing the way huge classes of people claiming injuries from toxins, pollutants and faulty products could get redress in the courts, died on Tuesday at his home in Great Neck, N.Y. He was 99.

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