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CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 14, 2000
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Miami: Randall Pinkston) The record 145 billion lawsuit settlement in a Florida lawsuit against the tobacco industry featured; television commercial shown. [Judge Robert Paul KAYE - reads the verdict.] [Philip Morris attorney Dan WEBB - criticizes the settlement.] [Plaintiffs' attorney Stanley ROSENBLATT - comments.] [Plaintiff Frank AMODEO - talks about having throat cancer.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Studio: Anthony Mason) The possible economic impact from the lawsuit settlement verdict examined. [Goldman Sachs Marc COHEN - says some of the punitive damages will be set aside.] [State Street Research Maureen DEPP - says the industry is changing.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Comparison of the tobacco lawsuit award to other major settlements given.

Mason, Anthony;
Pinkston, Randall;
Rather, Dan

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