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Arnold vetoes two bills in Sacramento

California Gov. Schwarzenegger has vetoed Senate Bill 1489 (Ducheny), "which would have let the state Attorney General get courts to order defendants to pay the Attorney General's office attorney fees and investigation costs in a wide range of lawsuits against individuals and businesses"(via Civil Justice Association of California, which cheers)(more). And, also following urgings from CJAC, Schwarzenegger has likewise vetoed a bill that would have given the state a 75 percent share of punitive damage awards, but mostly at the expense of winning plaintiffs, with their lawyers still being cut in for rich rewards (more).



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


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