Appeal Bond Reform: SB 2198 (2009)
Limits the amount a defendant can be required to pay
Limits the amount a defendant can be required to pay to secure the right to appeal to $200 million. The limit applies to Engle progeny litigation, and creates an overall appeal bond cap for all of these cases combined. The entities covered by the statute include signatories to the Master Settlement Agreement, successors, and affiliates.
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