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Tobacco Talks #173756

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 19, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Aaron Brown) The movement towards a settlement in the talks between the tobacco industry and the states attorney general featured; details given of the signs that an agreement may be reached on the issues of punitive damages and government control of nicotine. [Mississippi attorney general Mike MOORE - comments on his White House meeting; expresses optimism.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tim O'Brien) A closer look at the right to sue as in the tobacco industry issue examined; details given of previous examples in which the government reached deals that prevented private lawsuits against companies. [Columbia University Law School professor John COFFEE - says interstate commerce can be regulated by Congress.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further coverage of the issue on Nightline noted.

Brown, Aaron;
Jennings, Peter;
O'Brien, Tim

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