Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles E. Ramos' unprecedented inquiry into the $625 million arbitration award to six law firms who handled New York state's case against the tobacco industry produced an oral argument Thursday that was equally unparalleled -- for its vitriol, much of it aimed at Ramos. During the two-hour argument, Ramos faced more than a dozen lawyers, all of them intent on dissuading him from his quest.
New York Tobacco Fee Hearing Has Lawyers Smoking
New York Law Journal
July 26, 2002