Archive for November, 2004

Tue. AM: Green finishes; next up: Ivey

Tuesday, November 16th, 2004

Dr. Green, RJR board member of CIAR from 1985 until 1998, did not seem to go over well with the court.
By the end of Dr. Green’s testimony, Judge Kessler seemed to be expressing no small degree of skepticism.
When Dr. Green was asked if lawyers –rather than proper scientists–had ever told him that a pilot […]

Wednesday AM: Next Up: Dr. Charles Green, RA CEO Susan Ivey

Monday, November 15th, 2004

DOJ plans to take another two hours in its redirect of Mr. Eisenberg, focusing on the 4-year-old Philip Morris External Research Program. Mr. Wells will be allowed a re-cross if he feels it necessary.
Then Dr. Green will be called. It is anticipated Ms. Ivey will be called shortly after that.
From the DOJ’s list of Witnesses:

The Eisenberg Principle

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Courtroom observers may have wondered where the sudden influx of new visitors came from Tuesday and Wednesday. Why, the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting was in town, of course, and public health professionals were dropping by in small groups to see the trial that may affect their profession for the next 50 years.
The convention […]

Miscellaneous notes from Tuesday and Wednesday

Monday, November 15th, 2004

1. There seemed to be some difficulty in gaining Mr. Gulson’s testimony in Australia. Mr. Gulson was Senior Counsel for WD, HO Wills (now BATAS) from 1989 to 1990. DOJ expects him to testify that BATCo directed Wills and Gulson to destroy, claim privilege over, or send offshore various documents in order to keep […]

Tue: Mr. Eisenberg’s Defense

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Max Eisenberg was president of the CIAR from its inception in 1988 until he signed its official notice of dissolution, filed in Delaware in December, 1999. I expected, I guess, someone large (”Max”), but Mr. Eisenberg was a bit small, seemingly fit. His face seemed a bit small for his body, and was shaped somewhat […]

Center for Indoor Air Research

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

The CIAR, its purposes, methods, and effectiveness, and some background on related tobacco industry strategies.

Wed, PM: Dr. Max Eisenberg

Monday, November 8th, 2004

Eisenberg, Max
US Fact Witness
Dr. Eisenberg was Executive Director of the Center for Indoor Air Research (”CIAR”) from its inception in 1988 until its apparent dissolution in 2000. As Executive Director, Dr. Eisenberg’s responsibilities included establishing the organization and the procedures under which it operated and overseeing its daily activities. Upon CIAR’s dissolution, Dr. Eisenberg […]

Testimony of Paul C. Mele, Ph. D.

Friday, November 5th, 2004

Testimony of Paul C. Mele, Ph. D.
Mele, Paul
US Fact Witness
Dr. Mele, a Ph.D. of experimental psychology, is currently a biomedical researcher at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, where he has been since February 1995. Dr. Mele was a Scientist in the Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory at Philip Morris from November 1981-December 1984. Along […]

Minton Charges Weitzman with Plagiarism

Friday, November 5th, 2004

Prefatory Note: There were three main Weitzman documents involved in his testimony. One was his “Written Direct Testimony,” which almost all witnesses have contributed. This is the document wherein Dr. Weitzman answered a set of questions the DOJ had set up.
Justice had also asked Dr. Weitzman to write up a “rigorous scientific review” of […]

Update on Minton and Weitzman

Thursday, November 4th, 2004

Gene has phoned in the following update on Weitzman’s impeachment:
Attorney Michael Minton has shown that whole sentences from Weitzman’s conclusion in his expert report, submitted to the court in 2001, were taken from a WHO consultation on maternal smoking and SIDS in 1999. Weitzman pleaded problems with amassing reports and data from a large number […]