I think no one would have bothered having a Civil War if
they knew that a hundred and fifty years ago, the main cash
crop of the South would be massive civil liability.
Actually, I'm just babbling.
So here's how I see it, these days: every judge out there is willing to just
sort of rubber stamp lawsuits against the tobacco industry. Except maybe in
North Carolina, where everyone is the tobacco industry's bitch.
I mean, I saw some ads saying things like "Don't believe Tobacco Industry Lies.
They'll say anything for money." And at the bottom, in not-quite-so- small
print, it says that the ad was paid for by a lawsuit against the tobacco
industry. Can you imagine anything so humiliating? Maybe they should force by
lawsuit for all the tobacco executives to public announce that they are bad
people. And they can't wear any clothes.
Anyway, so the tobacco industry has made a lot of money over the years, and has
it all stored up in nice, easy bundles of billions of dollars. So it's like a
big clearinghouse! Just write an essay of 100 words or less about why you are
entitled to billions of dollars from the tobacco industry and you could be the
The next people lining up to sue the tobacco industry are... the tobacco
Cigarette wholesalers are suing tobacco companies now, in a large class action
clusterfuck, for price fixing. There will be billions of dollars involved.
Like, all cigarette wholesalers suing all tobacco manufacture companies.
Normally, you'd think that an entire segment of industry would not attempt to
alienate itself from another entire segment of industry on which they're
dependent. In this case, though, I'm sure they'll make more money by suing
than by trying to continue business with a sinking ship.
This is what I'd calling "sacking and looting," only on a wide litigation-
oriented sort of order.