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Tobacco Industry / Government Lawsuit #188423

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 22, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Aaron Brown) Federal lawsuit against the tobacco industry to recoup health costs featured; details given of the allegations against the industry. [Attorney General Janet RENO - says the tobacco companies have waged an intentional campaign of fraud.] [In court in the past, several tobacco companies EXECUTIVES - deny tobacco is addictive.] [Georgetown University Law School professor David VLADECK - outlines the aim of the lawsuit.] [Philip Morris attorneys Greg LITTLE, William OHLEMEYER - say we will not settle this lawsuit.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The tobacco industry's settlement with the states, the class action lawsuit in Florida and individual lawsuits mentioned.

Brown, Aaron;
Jennings, Peter

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