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More Tobacco Twists And Turns

According to NLJ's Marcia Coyle, a coalition of 30 state attorneys general has petitioned the US Supreme Court to intervene in a new tobacco lawsuit. This coalition is seeking to stop the so-called 'Little Three', a triad of smaller tobacco companies not included in the Master Settlement Agreement. The L3 have filed suits seeking to overturn the portion of the MSA that requires cigarette companies to join the MSA or to put funds for future damages in escrow accounts. But read the article-- it's a fascinating, as-yet-untaken look at the whole issue.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.