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  • Are Punitive Damages Enough - Columnist comments on a trial outcome, summarizes the judge's decision and reasoning.
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  • Big Tobacco's Worst Nightmare - Profile of Cheryl Perry, an epidemiology professor at the University of Minnesota, who become an expert in the industry's own words on promoting cigarettes to children.
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  • Gallop Poll for Philip Morris on Surgeon General's Warning - In public the tobacco industry says "everyone knew" the risks of smoking. But this 1973 survey secretly done for Philip Morris showed that only 3.1% of smokers were aware of the Surgeon General's health warning.
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  • Interview with G. Robert Blakey - In an interview, Robert Blankey, a former federal prosecuter and the author of the federal RICO statute, compares the cigarette industry to the Mafia and recommends using RICO laws to criminally prosecute the tobacco industry.
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  • The Jesse Williams Case - Summary of an individual case against Philip Morris.
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  • Litigation and Public Inquires as Public Health Tools for Tobacco Control - Report in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format.
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  • The Shredding of BAT's defense: McCabe vs. British American Tobacco Australia - Policy journal analyzes tobacco industry destruction of evidence committed in litigation of an Australian smoker.
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  • A Tobacco Lawsuit Primer - Article describes the different types of litigation outstanding against tobacco companies.
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  • Tobacco On Trial - Weblog covers the history of Department of Justice trial against the tobacco industry. Features trial updates, transcripts, original reporting, analysis, and behind the scenes interviews.
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  • Tobacco Trial Lawyers Association - Supports and represents those who fight on behalf of consumers injured or killed by tobacco. Membership is open to those with a substantial interest in fighting consumer cases.
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  • Big Tobacco's Nemesis - Howard Acosta has sued tobacco companies about 150 times, without earning a penny, but he's no quitter. (April 17, 2003)
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  • Blaming Tobacco's Victims - Op-ed examines society's tendency to blame smokers, and explains why juries are less willing to do so: tobacco industry recruiting of kids, decades-long efforts to cloud the issue, and engineering of product for addiction. (July 07, 2002)
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  • Smoked Out - An essay by Harvard Law professor Kip Viscusi arguing that the settlement of the lawsuit against tobacco firms didn't penalize those firms, but instead penalized smokers, the so-called victims. (May 19, 2002)
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  • Will Litigation Become Part of Public Health Arsenal in Canada's War Against Smoking? - Discussion of documents obtained through U.S. litigation against tobacco companies, and how it affects the potential for similar litigation in Canada. From the Canadian Medical Association Journal. (May 30, 2000)
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