Is Past Prologue To Climate Change Liability?

Law360, New York (May 31, 2011, 3:08 PM EDT) -- In 1987, Bruce A. Levin published an article in the Arizona Law Review that said:

"Tobacco companies boast that they have never lost a case to a consumer, have never settled, and do not expect that picture to change. In the 1950s and 1960s, no cases successfully obtained damages for injuries caused by smoking. Recent cases have been similarly unsuccessful." —Bruce A. Levin, The Liability of Tobacco Companies — Should Their Ashes be Kicked?” 29 Ariz. L. Rev. 195, 200 (1987).

Of course, as predicted by Mr. Levin, things changed.

History reflects that for many years, the tobacco industry insisted that...

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