CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 20, 2007
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(Supreme Court: Wyatt Andrews) The Supreme Court ruling limiting punitive damage awards examined; details given of the decision to overturn the judgment for Mayola Williams, the widow of smoker Jesse Williams; opinions from Justices Stephen Breyer and John Paul Stevens quoted. [National Assn. of Manufacturers Quentin RIEGEL- says it prevents “jackpot justice.”] [Williams’ attorney Robert PECK- reacts to the ruling.] The effect on future cases discussed.
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