Fent stricken from law­suits

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - NEWS - DALE DEN­WALT CAPI­TOL BU­REAU

At­tor­ney Jerry Fent, who filed to give his sup­port in two law­suits against the state, has been stricken from the case.

Fent filed an en­try of ap­pear­ance and state­ment of sup­port in cases that chal­lenge rev­enue mea­sures and new taxes, but the Ok­la­homa Supreme Court wanted to know why he should be in­volved.

A few days later, his fil­ing had been stricken.

The law­suit, which was filed on be­half of ci­garette man­u­fac­tur­ers against a $1.50-per-pack fee, has drawn at­ten­tion from across the coun­try. The Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Man­u­fac­tur­ers, Ok­la­homa State Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion, Cam­paign for To­bacco-Free Kids and the McLane Com­pany, a Texas dis­trib­u­tor, will be al­lowed to file briefs.

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