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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.

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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