United States Tobacco Co. v. Conwood
- Case Date: 11/20/2002
- Project Name: Criminalization of Free Enterprise - Business Civil Liberties Program
On January 13, 2003, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the largest damages award ever granted in the history of antitrust law enforcement: $1.05 billion. The decision was a setback for WLF, which filed a brief urging the Court to grant review. WLF argued that the plaintiff used "junk science" to calculate its alleged damages in this garden-variety business dispute. WLF filed its brief on behalf of four of the nation's leading experts in using economic models to calculate damages, including a Nobel laureate.
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11/20/2002: Download the Brief
Litigation Update: Court Declines To Review Largest-Ever Award Under Antitrust Laws