Last year, attorneys general across the country watched state lawmakers snatch up $207 billion in settlement money from the tobacco industry for potholes and tax refunds, often with less than 10 percent of the hard-won cash actually going to the anti-smoking programs they advocated. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and his peers envisioned campaigns to discourage underage smoking, encouraging smokers to quit and snuff out costs of tobacco use.

Now, a new wave of lawyers — led by the Connecticut firm Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder — is attempting to wrest the billions from the lawmakers and pay it directly to poor Medicaid recipients.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]