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Nigerian copycat tobacco suits

And you thought the 419 scams were a destructive racket:

More states in Nigeria are suing American tobacco companies for billions of dollars. The suit began when one state in Nigeria decided to sue U.S. cigarette manufacturers for $20 billion, claiming they were responsible for Nigerian smokers´┐Ż sicknesses and health care costs.

Hans Bader has the details. Update: and more.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


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