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States Can’t Get Forfeited Escrow Funds (access required)

The 4th Circuit vacates a district court forfeiture order for funds escrowed by defendant cigarette manufacturer, a nonparticipant in the tobacco-litigation settlement agreement who was prosecuted for tobacco-related crimes, because the district court granted an interest in the escrowed funds to two states who failed to prove they had a superior legal interest in the ...

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