Fact of the Week
Fact of the Week
M. Frederick Pritzker, Chairman of Brown Ruddick Freed & Gesmer, announced
that its $178 million fee for work in Massachusetts' landmark settlement
with the nation's largest tobacco firms is not enough and plans to litigate
with the state for $300 million more. Pritzker stated that the $178 million
was not an amount that his firm's 150 lawyers could "retire on."
Boston Globe, 10 August 2001
Our Picks for Links of the Week: 12 August 2001
"They Made Me Feel Like a Criminal": When Big Brother watches you, he's quite often
watching the wrong person (Amy Herdy, St. Petersburg Times).
Bush is putting America under God's law (James Ridgeway, Village Voice).
Greens say Republicans crashed their party : In Washington state, Republicans
are trying subversion instead of persuasion (Neil Modie, Seattle Post-Intelligencer).
Little of $246B Deal Fights Tobacco: Most states are not using their tobacco
settlement windfall on tobacco control programs (Thomas Farragher, Boston Globe).
Philip Morris Czech Republic Study:
the full text of the report that claimed that smoking deaths
saved money for the Czech government (American Legacy Foundation).
In the Tank:
The Commission to Strengthen Social Security might as well move to the Cato
Institute (Ryan Lizza, The New Republic).
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