TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on May 12, 2014

Attorney General Bob Cooper responded to attacks from Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey with an email noting that the multistate lawsuit settlements cited by Ramsey as anti-business were all supported by elected Republican attorney generals in other states and show that “we take seriously our duty to protect Tennessee taxpayers, consumers and businesses," Knoxnews reports. Ramsey has been showing a PowerPoint presentation that labels Cooper an “enemy of job creators,” noting that the multistate lawsuits cost the defendant companies millions of dollars when they were settled. The presentation also cites two Supreme Court decisions to depict Supreme Court Justices Connie Clark, Sharon Lee and Gary Wade as “soft on crime."