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Lexington, Mississippi / Tobacco Trial #318343

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 06, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Lexington, Mississippi: Bill Whitaker) Ella Mae Horton reported suing American Tobacco Company for husband's death. [Nathan HORTON - says in taped deposition prior to death that he'd be gone one morning.] [Tobacco product liability project spokesperson Richard DAYNARD -says suit trying to make companies responsible legally and morally.] [R.J. Reynolds Company attorney John STRAUCH - says smokers know risks.] Defense noted asserting company knew cigarettes were tainted with pesticides; details given, scenes shown. [Tobacco industry analyst Allan KAPLAN - says if Horton wins, more people will sue.] Both American Tobacco Company and Horton reported planning appeals.

Rather, Dan;
Whitaker, Bill

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