Archive for November, 2004

Thu AM: Minton Tries to Impeach Weitzman

Thursday, November 4th, 2004

When you first look at the two tables-full of tobacco lawyers, they really don’t look like much. Certainly not like the legal linebackers comprising the “wall of flesh” banks of tobacco lawyers depicted in movies and TV.
Take Lorillard/CTR attorney Michael Minton for example–about 5′9, thin, gray-haired with a receding hairline. With his ashen pallor and […]

Wed: Mary Elizabeth Ward Takes the Stand

Thursday, November 4th, 2004

We haven’t had a witness quite like Mary Ward before: she is a bit matronly, maybe 5′3″ and a little thick. Her short blonde hair had a certain style, with a kind of half-pompadour in front which rose, then fell into short bangs over part of her brow. Her yellow hair was accented by a […]

Next up: Wulchin, Ward, Weitzman

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004

Wednesday, HBI technician Gregory Wulchin will be called; his testimony is expected to finish by lunch time. RJR lawyer and ETS Advisory Group participant Mary Ward is slated for the afternoon.
Thursday, we expect Dr. Michael Weitzman, Executive Director of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Center for Child Health Research, to be called.
Wulchin, Gregory […]

Tues AM: Wells v. Benowitz on Addiction

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004

Philip Morris Attorney Ted Wells is cross examining Dr. Neal Benowitz on the use of the term “addiction” in the 1988 Surgeon General’s Report, “The Health Consequences of Smoking: Nicotine Addiction.:” Benowitz was a senior scientific editor of the report.
Mr. Wells is making the case that the report was politically motivated by an anti-smoking […]

The Curious Case of Irwin Billick

Monday, November 1st, 2004

According to the DOJ’s Proposed Findings of Fact,
2094. The stated mission of the Center for Indoor Air Research (”CIAR”) was to be a focal point organization to sponsor and foster quality, objective research in indoor air issues with emphasis on ETS and to effectively communicate pertinent research findings to the broad scientific community. While Philip […]