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Tobacco Industry / Smoking Lawsuit / Liggett #368369

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 13, 1996
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Stewart) 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. [Anti-tobacco activist Dr. David BURNS, plaintiffs' attorney Wendell GAUTHIER, Mississippi attorney general Mike MOORE, attorney Matthew MYERS - comment on the legal settlement.] The business reasons for Liggett's legal action cited.

(Studio: Mike Wallace) The potential ramifications of Liggett's decision for the industry and to states suing the tobacco industry for health care costs examined. [Governor Lawton CHILES - says Liggett got a good deal for settling first.]

Rather, Dan;
Stewart, Jim;
Wallace, Mike

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