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Rhode Island weighs options over tobacco funding

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
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Aug 27, 2013 10:36

Ron Motley, Who Tackled Big Tobacco, Dies at 68 -

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.
New York Times
added Aug 23, 2013 02:09

Ron Motley, Who Spearheaded Tobacco Suits, Dies at 68

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
Bloomberg News
added Aug 23, 2013 02:06

[South Carolina] Famed SC attorney Motley, ‘lion among lawyers,’ dead at 68

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
Columbia (SC) State
added Aug 23, 2013 02:01

Celebrated Asbestos Trial Lawyer, Ron Motley, Dies at 68

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 (Early, Ludwick, Sweeney & Strauss)
added Aug 23, 2013 01:59

Hard-Charging Attorney Ronald Motley Dead at the Age of 68 - Law Blog

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.
Wall Street Journal Blogs
added Aug 23, 2013 01:58

[South Carolina] From the Archives: Ness Motley Has Money to Burn

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?
added Aug 23, 2013 01:55

[South Carolina] Ronald Motley, famed asbestos and tobacco lawyer, dead at 68

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
Charleston (SC) Post & Courier
added Aug 22, 2013 22:58

[Nevada] ROLLY: Utah lawmakers' affair with big tobacco

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.
Salt Lake Tribune
added Aug 17, 2013 13:33

[California] EDITORIAL: Gov. could put stop to tax evasion on cigarette sales

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
Woodland (CA) Daily Democrat
added Aug 6, 2013 14:58
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