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NYT Weighs in on Ruling Against Big Tobacco

I wanted to draw folks' attention to a great op ed in the New York Times, a follow up to yesterday's Supreme Court Ruling against Big Tobacco's fight to stay out of court over allegations of deceptive marketing.

I encourage readers to read it entirely, but surely no one should be surprised that I want to highlight the following gem-of-a-line from the piece:

In recent years, the Supreme Court has issued a series of rulings — on everything from punitive damages to the criminal case against Enron’s accounting firm — that have made it harder for ordinary Americans to hold corporate wrongdoers accountable. In these troubled economic times, as the nation is still trying to come to terms with the enormous damage done by the deregulation of the mortgage industry, the national mood is turning strongly toward greater regulation... With this decision, the court might be indicating a greater appreciation that when companies do wrong, there needs to be a legal means of holding them accountable.

I wonder if I could get the editorial writers to blog for TortDeform...

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Posted at 2:00 PM, Dec 16, 2008 in Consumer Rights | Corporate Abuse | Corporate Lawsuit Amnesty | Federal Preemption | In the News | Right to Access the Courts | Supreme Court Rulings | Under-regulation
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Comments

That is not an op ed. It is an editorial (i.e., written by the NYT editorial board).

Posted by: Marilyn Mann | December 17, 2008 9:16 PM

The court serves as a huge pipelines of money from the pockets of working people to the pockets of billionaire land pirates.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | December 18, 2008 11:24 PM