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The lead trial lawyer in the government’s landmark lawsuit against the tobacco industry has quit the case and left the U.S. Department of Justice. Sharon Eubanks left Justice in November after clashing with senior department officials over their decision earlier last year to drastically slash the amount of damages sought from cigarette companies, according to several published reports. “If her decision to resign is the result of continued pressure from political appointees, it’s very disturbing,” says Matthew Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a D.C.-based advocacy group. “If her decision to resign is the result of continued pressure from political appointees, it’s very disturbing,” says Matthew Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a D.C. � based advocacy group. Meanwhile, Eubanks’s former deputy, Stephen Brody, will serve as acting director of the tobacco litigation team, the Justice Department says. The complex case is still pending in federal court in D.C., where it is awaiting a verdict by Judge Gladys Kessler. Last summer, Justice officials ordered Eubanks to lower the penalties sought from $130 billion to $10 billion

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