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.The problem is that Chrysler had already agreed to do all this in an informal agreement with NHTSA, which had launched an investigation into the latch problem. ... 11, 1996). Trial court citation: Dale v. Ford Motor Co., No. 661492 ( Orange Cty., Cal., Sup. Ct.). B. Case Description The plaintiffs alleged that certain Ford Mustang convertibles had faulty door assemblies and a weak side frame causing windanbsp;...

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


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