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A Most Dangerous Indiscretion: The Legal, Economic, and Political Legacy of the Governments' Tobacco Litigation

In the tobacco litigation, state attorneys general entered a remarkable partnership with private contingency-fee counsel, in which it was sometimes hard to distinguish who was the senior partner. The result was a form of privatization in which quintessentially public law enforcement authority was put in the hands of influential private counsel who in turn cashed it in for billions of dollars in fees.

Margaret A. Little, 33 Conn. L. Rev. 1143 (2001)



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Rafael Mangual
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Manhattan Institute

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