Attorneys' Fees and the Tobacco Settlement

Attorneys' Fees and the Tobacco Settlement

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What role, if any, should Congress should play in determining the amount of attorneys' fees to be recovered by outside counsel in the event that Congress enacts a nat. settlement of tobacco-related litigation. Witnesses: Lester Brickman, Prof., Benjamin Cardozo School of Law; Jeffrey Harris, Assoc. Prof. of Economics, MIT; Michael Moore, Attorney General, Mississippi; Alan Morrison, Staff Attorney, Public Citizen; Joseph Rice, Ness, Motley, Loadholt Richardson and Poole; Richard Scruggs, Scruggs, Millette, Lawson, Bozeman and Dent; D. Scott Wise, Davis Polk and Wardwell, on behalf of the Tobacco Industry; and C. Steven Yerrid, Yerrid, Knopik and Mudano.In addition, Chrysler agreed to spend $14 million to advertise the service campaign (monies which, we believe, may have already been spent). ... The plaintiffsa#39; lawyers put in no evidence at all about the likely redemption rate of the coupons.

Title:Attorneys' Fees and the Tobacco Settlement
Author: Howard Coble
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2000-06-01

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