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Supreme Court / Punitive Damages / Tobacco Ruling #858907

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 20, 2007
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.

(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.

Reporter(s):
Mitchell, Russ;
Andrews, Wyatt
Duration:
00:02:30

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