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Global tobacco settlement exhausted punitives



...or at least so says the Georgia Supreme Court (PDF), ruling that individual plaintiffs cannot claim punitive damages against tobacco companies over conduct covered by the global settlements negotiated by Georgia and the other 49 states in the late 1990s. Bill Childs has details.

 

 


Isaac Gorodetski
Project Manager,
Center for Legal Policy at the
Manhattan Institute
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Katherine Lazarski
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Manhattan Institute
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