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Tobacco / Florida Lawsuit / Growers #394616

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jul 15, 2000
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.

(Miami: Randall Pinkston) The huge penalty in the punitive damage phase in the Florida lawsuit against the tobacco industry examined. [Judge Robert KAYE - reads the billion dollar judgement.] [Philip Morris attorneys Greg LITTLE, Dan WEBB - criticize the jury verdict.] [CBS legal analyst Andrew COHEN - predicts the judgment will be reduced.] [Plaintiff's financial analyst Joseph CHERNER - says the tobacco industry has enormous amounts of money.]

(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lee Cowan) Maryland program to shift tobacco farmers to other crops examined; scenes shown from the tobacco fields of Calvert County, MD. [Tobacco farmers Ted MIDDLETON, Allen SWANN - talk about growing and not growing tobacco.] [Maryland Governor Parris GLENDENING - says he hates the tobacco industry; promises to help the farmers.]

Cowan, Lee;
Mitchell, Russ;
Pinkston, Randall

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