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A Postmortem on the Cigarette Settlement
(Cumberland Law Review, 1999)
The settlement of the Attorney Generals' suits against the cigarette industry for $206 billion was a landmark outcome. By any standard, the financial stakes were enormous, dwarfing eventhe largest tort liability judgments ...
Allocating Responsibility for the Failure of Global Warming Policies
(University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 2007)
A recent series of climate change lawsuits has sought to mimic the "regulation through litigation" approach of the claims brought by the states against cigarette manufacturers. What is distinctive about the cigarette cases ...
Cigarette Warnings: The Perils of the Cipollone Decision
(Supreme Court Economic Review, 1993)
In Cipollone v Liggett Group, Inc., a splintered Court concluded that cigarette smokers who are injured through their consumption of tobacco may bring some state law tort claims against the manufacturers of the cigarettes. ...
The Governmental Composition of the Insurance Costs of Smoking
(Journal of Law and Economics, 1999)
The estimated health risks from smoking have significant external financial consequences for society. Studies at the national level indicate that cigarettes are selffinancing since external costs such as those due to ...
From Cash Crop to Cash Cow
The 1990s have witnessed a blizzard of antismoking efforts. Hillary Clinton and a variety of supporters of the Clinton health care plan urged dramatically higher cigarette taxes to pay for expanded health insurance ...