DOJ seeks right to sue for past tobacco profits

[JURIST] In an about-face from an earlier decision [JURIST report], the US Department of Justice is appealing to the US Supreme Court in an attempt to reinstate $280 billion in damages in its lawsuit against tobacco companies. Government lawyers previously defended their decision to drastically reduce the amount sought [JURIST report] in response to a ruling that federal law did not permit them to seek past profits [JURIST report]. Today marked the deadline for the government to appeal the ruling. AP has more.



 

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