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Tobacco Award Overturned

Publication Date: 
February 21, 2007
Los Angeles Times
David G. Savage and Molly Selvin

Professor Deborah R. Hensler is quoted commenting on a recent ruling by the Supreme Court that reduces a very large tobacco award.

Those state damage caps may be having an effect on juries, said Deborah Hensler, a Stanford Law School professor who studies civil litigation. But it is more likely that lawyers have altered their trial strategy, seeking awards that will withstand review by trial and appellate court judges.