Free informational sites about product liability litigation against the tobacco industry.
Article describes the different types of litigation outstanding against tobacco companies.
Columnist comments on a trial outcome, summarizes the judge's decision and reasoning.
Howard Acosta has sued tobacco companies about 150 times, without earning a penny, but he's no quitter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Report in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format.
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.
Summary of an individual case against Philip Morris.
Policy journal analyzes tobacco industry destruction of evidence committed in litigation of an Australian smoker.
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.
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.
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.
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