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Tobacco suit pay bid put to Arkansas court; smokers’ lawyers seek up to $30M

The lawyers who secured a $45 million settlement for Arkansas Marlboro Lights smokers worked more than 15,000 hours...asking the presiding decide how much they should be paid for their efforts, money that would come out of the settlement fund.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
added Jan 6, 2017 19:29

[Canada] NDP give update on tobacco industry lawsuit

Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley says the NDP government is pleased... The process around the Tory government’s decision to hire the International Tobacco Recovery Lawyers consortium as counsel on the case remains mired in controversy and under review, b
Calgary (Alb) Herald
added Jan 1, 2017 14:05

[California] FORSYTH v MPAA: STIPULATION AND ORDER, Dec 22, 2016

Upon reviewing the Court’s calendar, the parties also agreed that February 16, 2017, was the most mutually convenient available hearing date. . . . THE COURT FINDS GOOD CAUSE EXISTS FOR THE PARTIES’ STIPULATION AND ON THAT BASIS THE FOREGOING STIPULATIO
Tobacco On Trial
added Dec 23, 2016 01:55

[California] DOCKET for FORSYTH v MPAA, Dec 15-22, 2016

68 STIPULATION AND ORDER Re Defendant NATO Motion For Attorneys’ Fees. / Set/Reset Deadlines as to 66 MOTION for Attorney Fees . Motion Hearing previously set for 1/26/2017 Continued to 2/16/2017 at 01:30 PM in Courtroom 3, 17th Floor, San Francisco befor
Tobacco On Trial
added Dec 23, 2016 01:44

[Florida] Ex-Atty Charged In Fla. With Embezzling Bankruptcy Funds ($$)

Josiah Ewing Hutton Jr., 60, of Winter Haven, faces up to five...wrongdoing related to a client named Patricia Regan, who the documents said received the funds from a tobacco...
added Dec 20, 2016 17:19
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The indictment charges Vrdolyak, who turns 79 next month, with impeding the IRS and tax evasion. He faces a maximum of eight years in prison for allegedly trying to help his co-defendant, attorney Daniel Soso of Alsip, dodge federal income taxes.
Illinois Policy
added Dec 5, 2016 22:38
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[Illinois] Ex-Chicago Alderman Pleads Not Guilty To Hiding Atty Fees ($$)

Former Chicago Alderman Edward Vrdolyak appeared in Illinois federal court Tuesday to plead not guilty to charges he helped an attorney hide his cut of attorneys’ fees the pair received from a $9.3 billion settlement between the state of Illinois and seve
added Nov 24, 2016 15:08

[Illinois] Former Ald. Vrdolyak pleads not guilty to tax charges

Former Chicago Ald. Edward Vrdolyak pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges alleging he obstructed an IRS investigation into a secret deal he cut in the 1990s to pocket millions of dollars from the massive tobacco lawsuit settlement without doing any work.
Chicago Tribune
added Nov 23, 2016 13:29

[Florida] Judge Axes Boies Atty Sanctions Over Long Depostion ($$)

A Florida state judge nixed sanctions imposed against a Boies Schiller partner representing Philip Morris USA Inc. in a tobacco liability lawsuit who had argued that he wasn’t even present when the judge decided that sanctions were warranted.
added Nov 17, 2016 23:02

[Illinois] Chicago's 'Fast Eddie' charged; case tied to tobacco deal

A former Chicago alderman nicknamed "Fast Eddie" for his adeptness at backroom dealing was offered tens of millions of dollars in legal fees stemming from a $9 billion tobacco settlement with Illinois even though he did no legal work on the landmark civi
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 16, 2016 18:21
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