Headlines Tagged with Settlements — 14,867 headlines found
The Chafee administration is weighing whether to refinance the bonds initially sold in 2002 to investors willing to pay $685 million up front in exchange for the rights to $1.2 billion in anticipated settlement payments over two decades from the big tobac
Aug 27, 2013 Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Aug 27, 2013 10:36
a trial lawyer who built a fortune out of high-risk cases against the asbestos and tobacco industries, leading the litigation team that helped bring about the largest civil settlement in American history — $246 billion — died on Thursday in Charleston, S.
Aug 23, 2013 New York Times
added Aug 23, 2013 02:09
Motley pioneered the development of mass-tort litigation to sue tobacco makers... “He despised it when people were hurt through corporate misconduct, and he thrived on getting them justice,” McConnell said. For Motley, representing smokers who developed
Aug 23, 2013 Bloomberg News
added Aug 23, 2013 02:06
Motley’s legal work not only had a positive effect on Americans’ health — his tobacco lawsuits were in large part responsible for stiffer warnings on cigarette packages and acknowledgements by the tobacco industry that their products caused illness and d
Aug 23, 2013 Columbia (SC) State
added Aug 23, 2013 02:01
he became a trailblazer for victims of the tobacco industry's bid to hide the dangerous additives of cigarettes, whose victories paved the way to more explicit cigarette packaging. Motley and his work saved countless lives, and for those lives inexplicabl
Aug 22, 2013 Mesothelioma.com (Early, Ludwick, Sweeney & Strauss)
added Aug 23, 2013 01:59
When you consider the cases that have made the plaintiffs’ bar what it is today — asbestos, tobacco and the like — one name nearly always comes up in conversation: Ronald Motley.
Aug 22, 2013 Wall Street Journal Blogs
added Aug 23, 2013 01:58
Ness Motley is the law firm whose partnership will collect the most in tobacco fees. For these lawyers who already had just about everything they wanted, what has the tobacco money bought?
Aug 22, 2013 AmericanLawyer.com
added Aug 23, 2013 01:55
Ronald L. Motley, the hard-charging Mount Pleasant trial attorney who spearheaded billion-dollar lawsuits against the asbestos and tobacco industries, then launched a daring legal crusade to identify al-Qaida’s financiers, died Thursday. He was 68. An o
Aug 22, 2013 Charleston (SC) Post & Courier
added Aug 22, 2013 22:58
Utah legislators, mostly Republicans, have received hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years from the big tobacco giants, which might explain their reluctance to do much to curb smoking and make it more expensive.
Aug 17, 2013 Salt Lake Tribune
added Aug 17, 2013 13:33
In 2011, the most recent year for which data is available, more than 11.6 billion cigarettes were sold in the United States without state excise tax being paid. Just one unlicensed distributor helped tobacco manufacturers avoid $5.5 million in escrow pay
Aug 6, 2013 Woodland (CA) Daily Democrat
added Aug 6, 2013 14:58