A distributor of low-cost cigarettes is asking Georgia’s Fulton County Superior Court to block enforcement of a ruling that the tobacconist says was reached after the state attorney general “asked himself to overturn” a ruling by an administrative law judge.
“It makes little sense to us that you have a hearing before an independent tribunal that agrees with you, then have the attorney general’s lawyers just overrule,” said Bondurant Mixson & Elmore’s Edward B. Krugman, who filed the suit on behalf of Carolina Tobacco Co. Bondurant partner Steven J. Rosenwasser also represents the cigarette distributor, which is based in Portland, Ore.
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