ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 13, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(New Orleans: Dean Reynolds) The agreement by the Liggett Group tobacco company to a settlement in a class action lawsuit brought by smokers featured; tenets of the Liggett decision outlined. [University of California at San Diego Dr. David BURNS, plaintiffs' attorney Wendell GAUTHIER, Mississippi attorney general Mike MOORE - comment on the legal settlement.] The business reasons for Liggett's legal action cited.
(Washington: Barry Serafin) The potential ramifications of Liggett's decision for the industry and to states suing the tobacco industry for health care costs examined; written statement from R. J. Reynolds, Brown and Williamson and Philip Morris quoted. [Coalition on Smoking or Health Scott BALLIN, American University law school professor Andrew POPPER, MOORE - comment.] Statement from FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner David Kessler about the legal settlement quoted.
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