Bush Wants to Settle Tobacco Case
June 19, 2001 5:42 PM   Subscribe

Bush Wants to Settle Tobacco Case Two Bush administration sources said there has been concern about the government's case. These officials, discussing the matter only on grounds of anonymity, said the department would prefer to go for a settlement now rather than risk losing.
posted by Rastafari (6 comments total)
That or it represents an industry that Bush just hasn't yet been able to pander to in his brief presidency...
posted by shagoth at 7:24 PM on June 19, 2001

How could they possibly lose? The way tobacco lawsuits have been going lately, I'm surprised the jury for the last guy that sued didn't write an award of 'a jillion' dollars....or maybe even 'a gazillion'...
posted by DiplomaticImmunity at 8:27 PM on June 19, 2001

Any news on the government's case against Microsoft?
posted by lagado at 8:44 PM on June 19, 2001

Like defense, oil and energy, Jorge is just paying back another investor. Wayne LaPierre said the NRA would be "operating out of the oval office", I guess they didn't realize they would have to share space with Enron, Mobil, Honeywell, and Phillip Morris...
posted by owillis at 8:46 PM on June 19, 2001

Jorge is just paying back another investor.

posted by aaron at 6:40 AM on June 20, 2001

Aaron, I think that's crappy too. Although the patient's bill of rights seems to me to be pretty good legislation, I'm the last one who thinks lawyers should be able to make more money from suing people. Of course on the other hand, that's preferable to people being denied care.

Added to that the fact that no member of the House or Senate (D/R) has the power of Jorge - who is bought and paid for.
posted by owillis at 6:59 AM on June 20, 2001

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