Archive for October, 2004

The Repace Purge

Sunday, October 31st, 2004

One of the oddest events of Mr. Rupp’s 2nd day of testimony Thursday occurred during his cross by Mr. Webb, when Mr. Rupp described an incident in which the industry had tried to get a scientist (unnamed) removed from the EPA’s ETS Risk Assessment study.
Ms. Eubanks began her redirect by asking Mr. Rupp, “That […]

Order of Witnesses as of 10/13

Friday, October 29th, 2004

Rule 471b states,
There will be two ninety-minute Interim Summations allocated for each side.
It’s unclear when the first “interim summation” will be. The trial has completed its 6th week, so the government has approximately 6 weeks left to make its case; it should be soon.
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Monday’s Schedule is:
Sorell Schwartz Fact Live – Adverse
Dr. Neal […]

Testimony of Gregory Wulchin

Friday, October 29th, 2004

Testimony of Gregory Wulchin
Wulchin, Gregory A.
US Fact Witness
Mr. Wulchin worked for ACVA Atlantic, later known as Healthy Buildings International (collectively referred to at “HBI”) as a field technician from 1988 through 1993. Mr. Wulchin, as a field technician, was responsible for traveling to job sites, collecting the data, and returning the information to […]

Testimony of Dr. Michael Weitzman, M.D.

Friday, October 29th, 2004

Testimony of Dr. Michael Weitzman, M.D.
Weitzman, Michael M.D.
US Expert Witness
Dr. Weitzman received his B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1968 and his medical degree from the State University of New York, University Medical Center in 1972. He is licensed to practice medicine in the States of New York and Massachusetts and has been board certified […]

Testimony of Dr. Neal Benowitz

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

Testimony of Dr. Neal Benowitz
Benowitz, Neal M.D.
US Expert Witness
Dr. Benowitz received his medical degree with a distinction in research from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1969. He is licensed to practice medicine in the State of California and is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (since 1974), the American […]

Mon Witnesses: Schwartz, Benowitz

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

Professor Sorell Schwarta will finish his testimony Monday morning. He will be followed on the stand by Dr. Neal Benowitz.

Tues.: Rupp Testimony Dismays Courtroom

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

Covington & Burling attorney John Rupp, accused by the DOJ of masterminding a far-flung campaign to round up and deploy scientists who would undercut evidence of the harms of secondhand smoke, testified today. In the witness stand, he looked tall and boyishly handsome, neatly attired with his wire glasses, dark suit, dark olive tie, and […]

Next Witness: John Rupp

Wednesday, October 27th, 2004

“Is $100 million campaign [on ETS] worth an x increase in sales? Yes.”
–Project Down Under Conference Notes
From the United State’s Factual Memorandum:
Rupp, John P.
US Fact Witness
Mr. Rupp has been an attorney with the tobacco industry law firm Covington & Burling from 1977 to present. He has performed work for all Defendants save Council […]

Puppy in Scotland almost snarls Tobacco Trial Sched

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004

A puppy all alone in the remote hinterlands of Northwest Scotland was the focus of a discussion today and yesterday concerning the testimony of ex-BATCo scientist Sharon (Boyse) Blackie.
Since trial witnesses have been rescheduled often, each side trying to be accommodating, things came to a crux yesterday with Ms. Blackie’s need to return to her […]

Mon, AM: Webb and Robertson Continue to Hammer Gov’s HBI case

Monday, October 25th, 2004

Mr. Webb questioned Gray Robertson this morning on the allegations of Reginald Simmons, and on the allegations made in the Jeffrey Seckler case.
We found that the Seckler case was “dismissed with prejudice” when the court was presented with a settlement between the parties in which Jeffrey Seckler, according to Mr. Robertson, “signed a statement that […]