The six New Jersey lawyers who represented the state in the tobacco suitthat ended as part of last fall’s $206 billion national settlement coulddivide a pot of fees worth as much as $350 million over the next twodecades.

Remarkably, five of them had little or no tobacco litigation or masstort experience. The one who did was bounced off the case on a conflictfor much of the time. Moreover, most of the substantive legal work,including court arguments, was done by a South Carolina lawyer whobrought up her own team.

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