The best defense is a good offense. The attorney general's filing for sanctions against the governor in the Texas tobacco case is about as offensive as it gets.
Lawyers originally filed the Texas tobacco case as a means to reimburse taxpayers the cost of smoking related illnesses. Ironically, if the governor loses his legal challenge and the $2.3 billion in legal fees stand, it is the Texas taxpayers who will be reimbursing the lawyers. It seems the lawyers could be fairly compensated without obligating the taxpayers for a portion of the legal fees.
Cora Sue Mach, President
Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse/Houston