Thursday, January 28, 2010

11th Circuit hears arguments on preclusive effect of tobacco litigation

At issue is whether some of the factual findings of a 2006 state court verdict in favor of a plaintiff can be applied to around 4000 cases pending in federal court.  The Fulton County Daily Report provides a good account of the issues and the oral argument, including the arguments of attorney and law professor Samuel Issacharoff.

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http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/2010/01/11th-circuit-hears-arguments-on-preclusive-effect-of-tobacco-litigation.html

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