Historic Tobacco Case Re-examined: Biggest Litigation Win Ever or Complete Scam?
Twenty years ago, Texas entered into a landmark agreement with tobacco companies. Houston lawyer Richard Mithoff represented Harris County in a separate litigation, netting millions of dollars for the citizens of the county and state.
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Healthful tobacco deal a job well done in Harris County
Attorney in tobacco deal reduces fee
Harris County will pay attorney Richard Mithoff $10 million for his work in securing a settlement of Harris’ and other counties’ claims against the tobacco industry.
Tobacco accord appears nearer
Texas’ settlement with the tobacco industry has edged a step closer to completion now that a group of counties and state lawmakers have worked out an agreement that would help counties and hospital districts pay for health care costs related to smoking
New Tobacco Deal Would Would Aid Counties
The tobacco industry will pay damages to Texas’ 254 counties for health care costs associated with smoking under a tentative agreement reached between negotiators for the counties and state lawmakers.
Star lawyer to aid county in quest for tobacco funds
Harris County has accepted an offer by Richard Mithoff, a well-known local plaintiff’s attorney, to help the county in its bid to win a share of the state’s settlement with the tobacco industry.