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Tobacco whistleblower dies in Mississippi

A paralegal who supplied documents that set off a legal assault that staggered the nation's biggest tobacco companies has died. Merrell Williams Jr. died last week in Ocean Springs, Miss. He was 72. ... Williams is remembered by former Mississippi Attorn
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 25, 2013 16:32
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[Missouri] Summary of SC92961, Lincoln Smith, et al. v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation (PDF)

Court en banc holds: Because the court of appeals’ mandate in the first appeal did not address any issues concerning what evidence could be presented at the retrial of punitive damages, and because the circuit court did not err in overruling either the Sm
The Missouri Judiciary
added Sep 11, 2013 21:27
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[Missouri] LINCOLN SMITH, ET AL. v. BROWN & WILLIAMSON TOBACCO CORPORATION / APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF JACKSON COUNTY (PDF)

Because the court of appeals' mandate in Smith I did not address any issues concerning what evidence could be presented at the retrial of punitive damages, and because the circuit court did not err in overruling the Smiths' motion for new trial or B&W's m
The Missouri Judiciary
added Sep 11, 2013 21:23
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Why can’t we tell the truth about climate change?

The tobacco industry provides a powerful example of how business interests can stifle discussion in the pursuit of a particular business model. In 1996, the vice-president of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, Jeffrey Wigand, appeared on national te
Index on Censorship [Sage Journals]
added Jul 4, 2013 23:16
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Annual Report 2012 (PDF)

Included in the US Litigation section below are all significant cases where B&W and/or a UK company is named as a defendant ... total number of US product liability cases pending at 31 December 2012 naming B&W was approximately 7,918 (2011: approximat
British American Tobacco (BAT)
added Mar 25, 2013 09:38
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[Canada] Day 127: Jeffrey Wigand's Credibility on Trial

Philip Morris seems to have taken a "ride it out" approach to William Farone, while BAT/B&W/Imperial Tobacco was determined to "shoot the messenger."
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Mar 19, 2013 11:38
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Disgraced Ex-Congressman Attacks John Boehner in New Book / Bob Ney, who was imprisoned for his role in the Jack Abramoff scandal, has some scores to settle.

“He was a chain-smoking, relentless wine drinker who was more interested in the high life--golf, women, cigarettes ... his ties with a tobacco company were so tight that lawmakers could get free cigarettes from Boehner’s office
National Journal
added Mar 6, 2013 07:20
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KELLY: Coca-Cola, Big Tobacco, and Why the Personal Responsibility of the Consumer Should Not Be Allowed to Excuse Corporate Malfeasance

Sent by Brown & Williamson employee Merrell Williams, the picture the documents painted of the tobacco industry was devastating . . . Assisted by lobbyists, paid for politicians, and talk radio, tobacco companies drew a new picture where greedy trial lawy
The League of Ordinary Gentlemen (blog)
added Jan 19, 2013 22:20
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[Canada] Day 92: Jeffrey Wigand - The Insider

observers left the courtroom laughing at Mr. Potter's failure to mention whether or not he destroyed documents in order to prevent them from being discovered in litigation, as so much evidence in this trial suggests.)
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Dec 11, 2012 10:05
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[Missouri] Mo. Court Voids $1.5M Verdict In Tobacco Death Suit ($$)

A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday tossed $1.5 million in punitive damages awarded to the family of a deceased smoker in its suit against Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp., remanding the long-standing wrongful death suit for a third trial.
Law360
added Oct 4, 2012 17:03
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