Judge Weinstein of the Eastern District of New York (well-known for his involvement in Agent Orange and other tort cases) issued an opinion in the case of McMillan v. City of New York, 2008 WL 4555550. Judge Weinstein favorably quotes and relies on Professor Wriggins's recent scholarship on the use of race-based earnings and life expectancy tables in deciding that such tables should not be used in the tort case at hand. The opinion declares that an early case that Professor Wriggins had uncovered and critiqued is no longer good law, vindicating the position she has taken in her scholarship for years. Professor Wriggins and Professor Martha Chamallas are the only legal scholars relied on in the ruling. This marks the second time that positions taken in Professor Wriggins's scholarship have led to judicial opinions furthering racial equality in the field of torts.