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In Their Own Words

  • NEW! "Secret" Documents Page Tobacco BBS
  • SECRET DOCUMENT QUOTES TBBS

  • Jan. 4, 1954 "A Frank Statment to Cigarette Smokers"

  • Frontline: The Cigarette Papers From PBS. As excellent an introduction to the document saga as exists--what they knew contrasted with what they said, complete with source documents.
      A Play in Three Acts in which Big Tobacco learns that its product is one of the leading causes of death of the 20th century, decides to try to beat this problem, fails, and then digs in for the battle it knows will ultimately seal its destiny.

  • 07/16/98 AUSTRALIAN Tobacco Industry Documents Simon Chapman has compiled Australia-specific docs from the Philip Morris Document Site

  • Committee on Commerce Tobacco Documents

  • 02/27/98 Tobacco's Documents on the Internet (tobaccoresolution.com) The companies' own sites. On 1/29/98, before the House Commerce Committee, the chief execs agreed to release non-privileged, non-competitively sensitive documents produced during pre-trial discovery in Minnesota, et al. v. Philip Morris et. al. You need a TIFF viewer. The recommended plug-in is not available for Macintosh.
    Here's today's Press Release
    • Philip Morris Site (Gif files) (pmdocs.com) Here's an alternate Philip Morris Site (philipmorris.com) To search by Bates Number: http://www.philipmorris.com/geallimg.asp?DOCID=INSERT BATES NUMBER HERE
    • Lorillard Site
    • Brown & Williamson Site
    • RJR Site
      • Here's the actual Documents Page (TIFF files) RJR plans to put as much as 6 million pages here.
          During hearings before the Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 29, 1998, the chief executive officers of Philip Morris Companies, RJR Nabisco, Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. and Loews Corp. agreed to make public all of the non-privileged, non-competitively sensitive documents that their companies have produced during pre-trial discovery in State of Minnesota, et al. v. Philip Morris, Inc., et al., No. C1-94-8565 (2nd Dist. MN). This website was established as part of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company's efforts to honor that commitment.
    • Council for Tobacco Research Site Here's the actual CTR Search Page
    • Tobacco Institute Site To search by Bates number, you MUST put TIMN before the number, as in "TIMN0323525

  • 06/25/98 TOBACCO EXPLAINED: THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY IN ITS OWN WORDS UK ASH
  • 07/16/98 FORMULA ONE and Tobacco: The World's most dangerous sport? UK ASH
      An open letter to Max Mosley, President of the FIA: . . . We were very encouraged by your declaration at the Australian Grand Prix that the FIA would end tobacco sponsorship by 2002, four years ahead of the time required by the EU Tobacco Advertising Directive, if you could be convinced that there is a link between advertising, sponsorship and smoking. . . . To this end, wish to offer evidence drawn from confidential tobacco industry documents released through litigation in the United States.

  • 10/08/98 The Y-1 Papers
    Jack Cannon has assembled a Y-1 portfolio, centering on Todd Lewan's 9/12/98 AP stories, (with AP's great, heretofore-unseen-on-the-net graphics). Also: the minutes of 3 BAT "Tobacco Strategy Review Team" meetings that covered Y-1 (and much more), background information, documents, stories and TV programs. Very nice.
  • 06/16/98 Minnesota Tobacco Documents and Preemption Ira Sharenow has assembled the fruits of his labor searching the Philip Morris (mainly) document database..

  • 04/28/98 Tobacco Documents Subpoenaed by the House Committee on Commerce Mirror site from STIC. Better organized, faster downloads than Bliley's site; full index available, too.

  • 05/21/98 39,000 Documents on CD $1500. Rios Computer PR
  • 04/29/98 Gravity, Inc. Makes Tobacco Documents Available on CD ROM PR Newswire
      Gravity, Inc., a Fort Worth, Texas evidence management and litigation support firm today announced the availability of the 39,000 newly released tobacco industry documents in CD-ROM format. . . For more information contact Roy Plattel, 800-324-5787, ext. 132, or email at plattel@gravitynet.com.
    [This product ($3995(!)) is not yet listed on Gravity's Home Page ]

  • 04/24/98 Sampler of the 39,000 documents Blue Cross

  • 04/24/98 39,000 Files On Tobacco Not Easily Read On Net St. Paul Pioneer Press
      The documents, posted this week by Rep. Thomas Bliley, R-Va., chairman of the House Commerce Committee, are a quagmire of internal memoranda, old publications, pamphlets, scientific research, executive speeches and the occasional smoking gun. Still interested? OK, then. Here are some tips:
  • 04/24/98 Sampler of the 39,000 documents Blue Cross website (No, the 104-page RJR report is not there . . . . yet.)
  • 04/25/98 Records Are There - If You Can Find Them USA Today
      Ultimately a road map to the site may emerge, but it may be too late to have much effect on the fate of a major tobacco policy bill pending in Congress.
  • 04/22/98 Analysis Of Now Public Doc: Minnesota AG's Office
      RJR Doc From MN Case Shows Smoking and Health Research Suppressed, Subverted, Rewritten and Destroyed (This document just posted today on the House Commerce Committee Web site at www.house.gov/commerce. Bates # is 515873805.)
    [NOTE: This document has been REMOVED from the site, as it has not been officially introduced yet.]

    MINNESOTA DOCUMENTS


  • The One and Only--Use the awesome power of the Internet to view 20-year-old Xeroxes:
  • 11/19/98 MANGINI v. R.J. REYNOLDS Tobacco Company Collection UCSF

  • The Cigarette Papers Online The preface and first chapter have unrestricted access allowing potential subscribers to review the product prior to purchase. Questions about The Cigarette Papers Online can be sent to: cigadmin@library.ucsf.edu
    Order the Print version here

  • 02/14/98 Mangini RJR Documents 5 RJR/Joe Camel Documents from Henry Waxman's Office on Smoking Gun
      This collection of internal RJR documents focuses on the company's efforts to cultivate (and cash in on) the youth market, a predatory campaign that included the introduction of the cartoonish, and kid-friendly, Joe Camel character. These records were released in January by Representative Henry Waxman, one of Washington's leading anti-tobacco activists. . . Further proving that Joe Camel's a despicable hump, these documents include: Smoke Camel, Be Masculine (5 pages) The Hilton Head Manifesto (11 pages) Lucky Number 13 (1 page) Meet The Turk (1 page) Promoting Poison (1 page)

    Lawsuits


  • 07/30/98 STIC LIBRARY A Great resource for tobacco trial documents

    MPAAT DOCUMENTS


  • 9/98 Massachusettes Ingredient Disclosure Case STIC has trial transcripts/briefs, more.

  • 01/25/99 BROWN V. PHILIP MORRIS, ET. AL. Tobaco BBS. You can find updates/news articles about the suit at the Onyx Group Website

  • 1/6/99 Pennsylvania Intervenors' Brief
  • 12/15/98 AG: PA Attorney General Mike Fisher's Memorandum of Law opposing Petition to Intervene by Sklaroff, Godshall, Barg et al.
  • 12/29/98WA: Federal Court in Washington State rejects tobacco industry bid to dismiss union health and welfare fund lawsuit; approves trust fund damage model and experts Tobacco BBS
      Judge Dwyer noted that in a comparable case, the state of Washington survived summary judgment and was tried for several weeks before being settled. The court noted that the defendants' misconduct was alleged to have been "done with the purpose and effect of insuring that other health providers and payers and not the [Tobacco industry] defendants bore the business costs of the disease and illness caused by the defendants' unsafe products." [Motions Attached]

  • 12/15/98 US District Judge Batts' New York City Advertising Ban Decision, December 15, 1998 Tobacco BBS
      For the above stated reasons, Plaintiffs motion for summary judgment is GRANTED on the grounds of federal preemption. Defendants' cross-motion for summary judgment on those same grounds is DENIED. Defendants' request to sever those portions of the challenged ordinance that apply to tobacco products other than cigarettes is DENIED. In light of this finding, the Court has not reached the parties constitutional arguments. In accordance with Plaintiffs' prayer for relief in the Complaint, the Court DECLARES that Article 17-A of Title 27 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York is preempted by the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act, 15 U.S.C. 1334(b), and the Supremacy Clause of the United States

  • 12/10/98 THE REPUBLIC OF NICARAGUA, Plaintiff, v. THE TOBACCO INSTITUTE, INC., et. al. Fleming, Hovenkamp, & Grayson, P.C.
      This action involves a number of claims arising under both federal statutes as well as under common law. Specifically, Nicaragua alleges causes of action based on fraud/intentional misrepresentation; RICO; Sherman Act antitrust/restraint of trade; negligence/negligent misrepresentation and gross negligence; and negligent performance of a voluntary undertaking.
    Here's the suit
    in Spanish

  • 12/10/98 THE REPUBLIC OF GUATEMALA, Plaintiff, v. THE TOBACCO INSTITUTE, INC., et. al.
      2. Guatemala brings suit under a number of federal and state statutory and common law causes of action: fraud/intentional misrepresentation; conspiracy; RICO; Sherman Act and D.C. Code antitrust/restraint of trade; negligence/negligent misrepresentation and gross negligence; and negligent performance of a voluntary undertaking.

    FDA
  • 11/45 AMERICAN TOBACCO CO. V. U.S., 328 U.S. 781 Supreme Court tobacco monopoly decision. This opinion was acquired from the Flite Database and enhanced for distribution on the Internet by The Villanova Center for Information and Policy
      ARGUED NOVEMBER 7, 8, 1945. - DECIDED JUNE 10, 1946. - 147 F.2D 93, AFFIRMED. 1. WHEN THERE IS A COMBINATION OR CONSPIRACY TO CONTROL AND DOMINATE INTERSTATE TRADE AND COMMERCE IN A COMMODITY, COUPLED WITH THE POWER AND INTENT TO EXCLUDE COMPETITORS TO A SUBSTANTIAL EXTENT, THE CRIME OF MONOPOLIZATION UNDER SEC. 2 OF THE SHERMAN ANTI-TRUST ACT IS COMPLETE; AND THE ACTUAL EXCLUSION OF COMPETITORS IS NOT NECESSARY TO THE CRIME. PP. 784-787, 798, 808-815.

  • 08/14/98 4th Circuit Court of Appeals FDA decision
      We are thus of the opinion that Congress did not intend to delegate jurisdiction over tobacco products to the FDA. Accordingly, the decision of the district court is reversed

  • 07/21/98 THE OSTEEN DECISION Tobacco BBS
      EPA publicly committed to a conclusion before research had begun; excluded industry by violating the Act's procedural requirements; adjusted established procedure and scientific norms to validate the Agency's public conclusion, and aggressively utilized the Act's authority to disseminate findings to establish a de facto regulatory scheme intended to restrict Plaintiffs' products and to influence public opinion. . . Using its normal methodology and its selected studies, EPA did not demonstrate a statistically significant association between (secondhand smoke) and lung cancer

  • 02/02/98 NOONAN v. THE WINSTON CO. U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals
      George Noonan, a Boston Police Detective and a devoted non-smoker, has spent the bulk of his twenty-two year career educating Bostonians about the health risks of tobacco use. During the summer of 1992, a magazine advertisement sponsored by Winston cigarettes featuring Noonan's image appeared in several French magazines. Noonan claims that the unauthorized use of his image to benefit tobacco sellers has caused him personal and professional harm and embarrassment.

  • 970822 PHILIP MORRIS v. HARSHBARGER APPEALS FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS [Hon. George A. O'Toole, Jr., U.S. District Judge]

  • Minnesota v. Tobacco
  • 04/22/98 39,000 documents (minus 400)
      Chairman Bliley obtained these documents on December 5, 1997, from the four tobacco companies involved in the Minnesota tobacco case -- Philip Morris, RJR Nabisco, Lorillard, and Brown & Williamson -- after issuing subpoenas for their production. Subpoenas were served on December 4, 1997, after the companies refused to voluntarily turn over the documents.
  • 04/28/98 Tobacco Documents Subpoenaed by the House Committee on Commerce Mirror site from STIC. Better organized, faster downloads than Bliley's site; full index available, too.

  • 01/07/98 USA v. DNA Plant Technology Criminal Information

  • 04/26/98 IOWA: Ruling On Certain Defendants' Motion To Dismiss The court ruling, from STIC
  • 05/97 WISCONSIN vs. Philip Morris, et. al.

    Court TV Library: Tobacco Cases

    The following titles/descriptions are from the CourtTV site. There is some duplication of other items on this page.

      Video Transcripts Available for Dana Raulerson v. R.J. Reynolds
      Court TV has video transcripts available for this case from Jacksonville, Florida.


      Florida Reaches Settlement with Tobacco Companies
      Florida announced August 25, 1997 that it had reached a settlement for $11.3 billion with tobacco companies. The lawsuit, aimed at punishing the industry and recovering Medicaid expenses spent on sick and terminally ill smokers, originally sought $12.3 billion ($1.3 billion for tax money spent on sick smokers without insurance, $11 billion in punitive damages against the tobacco industry). Florida's settlement, which came as Congress is still mulling a proposed $368.5 billion national settlement between 40 states and the tobacco industry, is larger than Mississippi's $3.6 billion settlement reached on July 3. The following is Florida's settlement with the tobacco industry.

      You can also find all the documents pertaining to this case at STIC including the 08/25/97 Florida Settlement

      Disgruntled Shareholders Given Go-Ahead to Sue
      U.S. District Judge Michael Mukasey reversed his earlier dismissal of a suit brought against Philip Morris Companies, Inc. by disgruntled stockholders. Plaintiffs produced new evidence concerning the cigarette manufacturer's knowledge of nicotine's addictive properties to persuade Mukasey to issue the new opinion and order. Here is the April 8, 1996 order.

      Tobacco Companies Prevent Liggett from Disclosing Confidential Documents
      The four largest tobacco manufacturers filed suit against the Liggett Group in an effort to prevent Liggett from disclosing confidential documents. The Liggett Group broke rank in March from the larger tobacco companies by settling a class-action lawsuit by smokers. The tobacco manufacturers argue that the documents were developed as joint work product at a time when Liggett took part in an industry-wide defense strategy against the class-action suits. On March 20, 1997, a North Carolina judge granted a temporary restraining order enjoining Liggett from disclosing jointly-owned confidential documents.

      Tobacco Companies Hope to Avert FDA Regulation
      On February 10, 1997, the tobacco industry filed a motion for a summary judgment in their suit against the Food and Drug Administration, hoping to end attempts by the FDA to regulate tobacco production and advertising. The tobacco industry claims that the FDA has no jurisdiction to regulate tobacco and that given the power, it would "do everything it can to stamp out tobacco use in the United States, without regard to economic or other consequences and in violation of established congressional policy."

      New Jersey Sues Tobacco Companies
      On September 9, 1996, New Jersey became the latest state to file suit against the nation's leading tobacco companies to recoup money spent on treating tobacco-related illnesses. The suit alleges that tobacco companies sold and marketed their products "knowing full and well that when the State of New Jersey's citizens used those cigarettes,...[they] would be substantially certain to suffer injury, disease, and illness, including cancer, emphysema, heart disease, and other illnesses causing disability and death and that the State of New Jersey itself would be economically injured thereby."

      Widow of Marlboro Man Sues Philip Morris
      The widow of the "Marlboro Man" filed suit August 30, 1996 against the tobacco industry, alleging that its fraud and deceit contributed to David McLean's death from lung cancer. McLean was featured in a long-running campaign for Philip Morris' most popular brand of cigarettes. McLean's widow alleges that he routinely smoked as many as five packs of cigarettes a day in the course of shooting print and television commercials.

      Michigan Sues Tobacco Companies
      Michigan is the thirteenth state to sue the nation's leading tobacco companies to recover health care costs from cigarette-related illnesses. In this suit, filed on August 21, 1996, Michigan also names several major wholesalers and vending machine operators as defendants.

      Kansas Sues Tobacco Companies
      Kansas is one of the latest states to sue the nation's leading tobacco companies to recover health care costs incurred because of the harmful effects of cigarette smoke. The Kansas suit also cites violations of the state's Consumer Protection Act stemming from what it alleges were deceptive trade practices used by the tobacco industry in denying consumers accurate information on the health risks of smoking.

      Los Angeles County Sues Tobacco Companies
      In this complaint against the nation's leading cigarette manufacturers, the County of Los Angeles alleges "that through a fraudulent course of conduct that has spanned decades, Defendants have manufactured, promoted, distributed or sold tobacco products to thousands of residents of the County knowing, but denying and concealing, that their tobacco products contain a highly addictive drug, known as nicotine, and have, unbeknownst to the public, controlled and manipulated the amount and big-availability of nicotine in their tobacco products for the purpose and with the intent of creating and sustaining addiction."

      Arch v. American Tobacco
      After a federal appeals court did not grant class-action status to a lawsuit accusing the tobacco manufacturers of manipulating nicotine levels to keep smokers hooked and suppressing data that cigarettes are addictive, The Castano Plaintiffs Legal Committee announced its intention to pursue state-wide class actions across the country. This one was recently filed in Pennsylvania.

      Tobacco Companies Sue to Block Disclosure Law
      Four tobacco companies filed this lawsuit against the state of Massachusetts to block enforcement of a tobacco disclosure law. The law requires tobacco companies to provide lists of ingredients in their products other than tobacco, water, and reconstituted tobacco. The companies claim the law would force them to give up trade secrets in violation of the Constitutional provisions against seizing property without compensation. They also claim the required disclosures would place an undue burden on interstate and foreign commerce.

    • 01/16/98 MASSACHUSETTS: 1997 NICOTINE DISCLOSURE REPORT American Cancer Society Here's the Table Summary of brands.

      Connecticut Sues Tobacco Companies
      On July 18, 1996, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal filed this suit against seven tobacco companies for $1 billion, charging that they had engaged in "conspiracy to mislead, deceive and confuse" the state and its residents about the debilitating and addictive effects of cigarettes. Two weeks ago, four tobacco companies sued Blumenthal in a pre-emptive strike, charging that his expected suit would unconstitutionally impede the interstate commerce of a legal product.

      Philip Morris v. Blumenthal
      On June 28, 1996, four tobaccco companies filed this suit against Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal to prevent him from filing suit against the tobacco companies. Blumenthal is planning to file a suit against the companies seeking to recoup state funds spent on smoking-related illnesses.

      Minnesota v. Philip Morris
      The Supreme Court denied a request for certiorari by the tobacco companies, allowing this order to stand in the State of Minnesota's suit to recover health care and other costs resulting from the use of tobacco products. The order covers creation of a central repository for discovery documents and allows plaintiff access to an internal tobacco industry database of research and litigation documents.

      Appeals Court Rejects Class Action Lawsuit Against Tobacco Industry
      The tobacco industry won a major legal victory on May 23, 1996, when a federal appeals court refused to grant class-action status to a lawsuit accusing the companies of manipulating nicotine levels to keep smokers hooked and suppressing data that cigarettes are addictive.

      Maryland Sues Tobacco Companies
      The State of Maryland has joined other states, including Massachusetts and Texas, in suing the tobacco industry to recover funds paid out for health care and other costs. The state argues that the costs were incurred because the "Big Six" tobacco concerns carried out a conspiracy of false warranties and disinformation to prevent potential smokers from realizing the likelihood of addiction and the health effects of smoking. The suit, filed May 1, 1996, claims that the addictive and carcinogenic effects of cigarette smoking have been known to the management in the tobacco industry for decades.


    • 01/16/98 TEXAS Settleent

      Texas Sues Tobacco Companies
      Texas has become the seventh state to file suit against the tobacco industry, claiming the companies placed profits above the well-being of the American people, and that they deliberately suppressed evidence linking nicotine and various illnesses. The suit also alleges that the tobacco industry used advertising targeted at children to build their customer base, obscuring the addictive, unhealty elements of smoking. The lawsuit was filed in federal court on March 28, 1996.

      Statements of Former Philip Morris Employees
      Three former employees of the Philip Morris company gave these sworn statements to the Food and Drug Administration. The statements seemingly contradict the company's publicly-held position on the purposes and nature of its own research into the effects of its products and the process of "restoring" nicotine to cigarette tobacco. The FDA is soliciting comment on these declarations.

      Tobacco Settlement: Liggett Group
      The Liggett Group, the smallest of the nation's five major tobacco companies, has broken ranks with the rest of the industry and agreed to settle several huge liability suits. The largest suit that Liggett settled was the Castano action case in which about 60 law firms are suing on behalf of every U.S. smoker who claims to be addicted. This is the settlement.

      Media Attempts to Unseal Informer's Deposition
      A group of newspapers filed this Dec. 4, 1995 motion to unseal the testimony of Jeffrey Wigand, a former researcher at Brown & Williamson, a tobacco company. Wigand provided information to 60 Minutes for a segment the TV news magazine chose not to air because of the risk of being sued. Wigand was deposed as an expert witness in the case of Moore v. American Tobacco Co., but his deposition has been placed under seal by the court.

      Tobacco Companies Sue Texas
      A group of tobacco companies has filed suit against the Attorney General of Texas and various state departments to preempt a "threatened lawsuit" by the state. The tobacco companies claim that the state is preparing a suit against them for the costs incurred by Medicaid and other health programs due to the detrimental effects of cigarette smoking on Texans. They also claim that the state authorities are overreaching their authority and that any suit should be dismissed for various procedural reasons. Here is the Nov. 28, 1995 petition.

      Tobacco Company Sues Informer
      Brown & Williamson has filed this suit against Jeffrey Wigand, a former employee, for allegedly breaching employee confidentiality agreements by providing information regarding the tobacco company's research and business operations to the media and to plaintiffs in a products liability suit.

      In a much reported sequence of events, Mr. Wigand provided information to CBS's "60 Minutes" for a segment which the network chose not to air because of the risk of being named a defendant in a suit much like this one. CBS has reportedly agreed to indemnify Mr. Wigand regarding this suit.

      Broin v. Philip Morris Companies
      A Florida court order permitting airline flight attendants to sue tobacco companies for second-hand smoke-related health problems.

      Florida v. U.S. Tobacco Companies
      This is the full text of the complaint filed by the state of Florida against major tobacco companies "to force cigarette manufacturers to pay for the health care crises their products have caused." The complaint asks the court to order "the defendants to disgorge all profits from sales of cigarettes in Florida."

      N.Y. Smoking Complaint
      A cigar-smoking New York City lawyer has filed a complaint challenging the City's new anti-smoking law, as it applies to cigars. The lawyer argues that there is no basis for assuming that studies showing harmful effects of second-hand cigarette smoke hold true for cigar smoke. He also challenges the constitutionality of the new law, and states, "Prior to January 1, 1995, a number of desirable women enjoyed the company of their cigar smoking male companions and understood the enhancing qualities of maleness."

      RJR Nabisco Complaint
      RJR Nabisco's complaint against ABC for allegedly making false and defamatory statements. ABC accused RJR of adding significant amounts of nicotine to cigarettes to "hook" tobacco users.

      Confidential Info on Tobacco
      Three documents in the matter involving tobacco manufacturer Brown & Williamson's attempt to recover confidential information from the University of California.

      The confidential information was mailed to the university anonymously. The return address on the envelop was "Mr. Butts," a character in the Doonesbury comic strip that parodies Washington tobacco lobbyists. Personal injury lawyers believe the materials could be helpful in litigation against the tobacco industry.

      In this download:
      1) Brown & Williamson's complaint
      2) Brown & Williamson's memorandum of points in authorities in support of a request for a temporary restraining order
      3) Brown & Williamson's memorandum of points in support of a writ of possession

      Tobacco Companies v. FDA
      In response to the White House's announced initiative on childhood smoking and the FDA's moves towards imposing new restrictions on the tobacco industry, several tobacco firms filed this lawsuit against the FDA. The tobacco companies are seeking injunctions against what they consider an illegal overstepping of the limits of the FDA's congressionally-approved authority.


  • STATE TOBACCO INFORMATION CENTER LIBRARIES Lawsuits, state-by-state.


    Minnesota Case Documents
  • 01/07/98 USA v. DNA Plant Technology Criminal Information

  • DOJ/FFS - Tobacco Complaint Oregon

  • 11/03/97 Trial Brief In Reference To Role Of Tobacco Manufacturers
    California asbestos case to consider tobacco? A trial judge in SF Superior Court, Ollie Marie Victoire, today asked the parties in an asbestos trial to submit trial briefs on the issue of retroactive effects of California SB 49. This is the defendant's lawfirms' brief.
      It is the position of this defendant that . . . the adoption of Senate Bill 49 into law has retroactive effect which (even if prior interpretations of legislative intent had been correct) allows the jury to consider the fault of tobacco manufacturers in allocating fault under Proposition 51 for items of damages caused jointly by smoking and asbestos exposure.

  • 10/09/97 BROIN Settlement From the Tobacco Control Resource Center (posted 10/27/97)
  • 980205 Judge Robert P. Kaye's ruling
      this Court has determined that the proposed settlement is fair, reasonable and adequate, and clearly in the best interest of the Class. Based upon the foregoing, this Court hereby grants Final Approval of the proposed Settlement in its entirety, and directs the parties to implement and comply with the Settlement Agreement in accordance with its terms and the Order and Final Judgment of this Court entered on February 3, 1998.

  • 06/24/92 Cipollone Supreme Court Decision FindLaw
    Oyez allows you to actually hear arguments and the Reargument

  • 4/21/88 SAROKIN/CIPPLONE Decision (posted 10/6/97)
  • 6/2/92 SAROKIN/HAINES Decision

  • 8/22/97 Barnes V. American Tobacco Co. Decision granting class action status to Pennsylvania smokers. Judge Clarence C. Newcomer, (Posted August 22, 1997).


    Minnesota Case Documents

  • BROIN: Second Amended Complaint
  • 12/12/94 Broin v. Philip Morris, et.al. CourtTV
      This is the full text of an order permitting airline flight attendants as a class to sue tobacco companies for second-hand smoke-related health problems.
    posted 10/13/97
  • 10/13/97 Norma Broin v. Philip Morris CourtTV Summary of the trial; you can order a video transcript here.
  • 10/16/97 COMPLAINT OPPOSING FLIGHT ATTENDANT SETTLEMENT Courtesy ASH

  • 8/22/97 BUTLER v. MOTLEY Complaint Courtesy ASH

  • 09/08/97 Mangini Vs. RJR Settlement STIC (posted 10/23/97)
    • 01/15/98 Details From the Secret RJR Documents Washington Post/ASH
    • 02/14/98 Mangini Documents 5 RJR/Joe Camel Documents from Henry Waxman's Office on Smoking Gun
        This collection of internal RJR documents focuses on the company's efforts to cultivate (and cash in on) the youth market, a predatory campaign that included the introduction of the cartoonish, and kid-friendly, Joe Camel character. These records were released in January by Representative Henry Waxman . . . these documents include: Smoke Camel, Be Masculine (5 pages) The Hilton Head Manifesto (11 pages) Lucky Number 13 (1 page) Meet The Turk (1 page) Promoting Poison (1 page)

  • 07/27/97 Cooper v. RJR--May 24, 1956 Decision U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit decision on the June 7, 1954 Cooper v. RJR--the first lung cancer suit.

  • 06/20/97 IOWA Class Action Suit Here's the 06/21/97 Des Moines Register news item

  • 05/28/97 Trial Lawyers for Public Justice LIGGET brief

  • 05/29/97 1997 FTC Joe Camel COMPLAINT Full Text, from The Wall Street Journal (Pay Registration)

  • 05/09/97 CONNOR Jury Instructions Provided by ASH
      Although there are probably many reasons for the loss, some jurors said they felt that cigarette companies should share some responsibility for the death and disability they cause, but that the judge's instructions precluded them from making the award.

  • 05/06/97Tobacco CEO Depositions

  • 04/26/97 Full Text of 04/25/97 Osteen FDA Ruling Provided by RJR. Here's the item at STIC
  • 04/25/97 Statement Of President Bill Clinton Provided by AllPolitics

  • 03/21/97 City of New York vs. Tobacco Institute, et. al.
  • "Memorandum in Support of Summary Judgement" The PM Memo ABC Never Got to Show. On the use of nicotine in the manufacture of cigarettes. This document is the subject of the Legal Times article entitled "Philip Morris v. ABC: The Tobacco Case ABC Never Made" (05/18/97 LINK DEAD) and the Associated Press article entitled "Legal Brief Says Philip Morris Adds Nicotine to Cigarettes." The brief is also the top "Editor's Picks" on Lawlinks
  • 05/23/96 CASTANO vs. American Tobacco Co. Fifth Circuit Decision Rejecting Broad Class Action On Behalf of All "Nicotine-Dependent Persons", Their Estates, and Families

  • 11/13/96 Penn Advertising of Baltimore, Inc. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore Decision by the Fourth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals, Upholding Baltimore's Bans on Billboards Advertising Tobacco and Alcohol

  • 03/13/97 In re: Corr-Williams Tobacco Co. et al Mississippi Supreme Court Decision Refusing to Block Suit By State Attorney General Against Tobacco Companies Seeking Reimbursement of State Medicaid Expenditures

    Teens

    • http://www.ama.org/amanews/smokeweb.htm The Last Straw? The 4/96 Journal of Marketing study that found kids 3 times more sensitive to tobacco advertising than adults. From the AMA [LINK DEAD]

    • Outdoor Advertising Assn. of America's Code of Principles-- Advertising Practices for Children. Their annual report talks of the Lawsuit against the FDA

    • Model Teen Counseling Session from the Public Policy Assessment Association.
    • Pegasus is the Australian link in the Association for Progressive Communications, an international network specialising in environment, local government, sustainable development, education, media, global issues, health and human rights.
    • Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, July 20, 1995 On Teen Smoking

    Charts and Graphs

  • U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Gopher
  • Smoking Statistics at Bilkrent Turkey

    Commentary



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