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BARTON v. SUMMERS, 00-5942/6282

Medicaid recipients with tobacco-related illnesses, seeking to intercept tobacco settlement money due to two States, are barred by the Eleventh Amendment block to suits for money damages against the states; the states' recovery is not a subrogation action, and plaintiffs do not have a private right of action under 42 U.S.C. section 1983.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/13/2002
  • Published 06/13/2002

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  • United States Sixth Circuit

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