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More on DOJ tobacco suit ruling



Michael Siegel, whose blog on tobacco policy issues really should be better known, has published a three-part discussion of Judge Kessler's ruling last month in the Department of Justice lawsuit against tobacco companies. Part Three notes that despite the endless, breathless media accounts about how a soft-on-business DOJ faction had supposedly taken a dive in the litigation by dropping demands for huge monetary damages, the ruling confirmed that appellate-court guidance had already ruled a gigantic-damages option off the table; the department was just acknowledging this reality, as good lawyers would.

 

 


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

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.