The Tobacco Litigation produced millions in attorney's fees. But, it also produced billions in programs for states to combat smoking or billions to compensate states for the costs of dealing with the health problems of those who smoked cigarettes.
The primary person pursuing such objectives saw fit to hire a political operative originally from Greenville, Mississippi to assist in the effort. An agreement was reached for his services -- $50 million.
His name is P. L. Blake. It would be interesting to know what, exactly, his role was in the process of the Tobacco Litigation.