The questioning of ex-B&W scientist Jeffrey Wigand Monday certainly started off amicably enough–which would seem unusual for anybody who has had the misfortune to come under fire from B&W’s David Bernick in the past. But, Dr. Wigand had indeed met Mr. Bernick before. Mr. Bernick had been lead counsel in the 1999 asbestos/tobacco case known […]
Archive for January, 2005
Dr. Wigand has taken some damage, but it’s hard to tell if Mr. Bernick has succeeded in impeaching him to the extent his testimony would be disregarded. DOJ Attorney James Gette is rehabilitating him well.
Mr. Schechter’s testimony, due Tues, will be short, probably half a day.
On Wednesday, Dr. Eriksen will finish his testimony, to be […]
As any viewer of “The Insider” movie may surmise, Jeffrey Wigand has a somewhat tangled and troublesome history. B&W lawyer David Bernick is grilling him on his testimonies in this case, in the Butler case (1995) and in B&W v. Wigand (1996), his networking/job search after his B&W employ, and his financial arrangements with […]
If you were to examine the trial proceedings so far you would have a terrible time deciphering what any particular lawyer, witness or judge meant, exactly, when they said, “teens,” “youth,” “addictive,” “smoker,” or even, “Philip Morris.”
As near as I can determine, the executives involved with the slicing and dicing of the company that […]
Testimony of Jeffrey Wigand, Ph.D.
“The Insider” will be cross examined by B&W Attorney David Bernick on Monday.
From the DOJ witness list:
Wigand, Jeffrey Ph.D.
US Fact Witness
Dr. Jeffrey Wigand has an M.S. in biochemistry and a Ph.D. in endocrinology and biochemistry from the University of Buffalo. In 1989 he was recruited by Brown, Williamson to become […]
Dr. Michael Eriksen took the stand this morning, and was examined on his written direct testimony by DOJ lawyer Elizabeth Crocker.
A number of DOJ demonstratives looked at cigarette consumption over the last 100 years and various aspects of youth smoking.
A series of demonstratives dealt with the infeasibility and unethicalness of performing a study that would […]
DOJ lawyer Gregg Schwind this morning showed Steven Parrish, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Altria Group, documents on the industry involvement in EPA submissions in 1990. The documents–especially a Shook Hardy Expense document that was disallowed yesterday– seem to show a close attention (author meetings and calls, revisions and edits) to the submissions […]
You can’t help but be impressed when Steven Parrish comes striding in to take the witness stand. True, he’s smaller than he appears when he fills your TV screen in some battle of wits with Ted Koppel (”Oh, you’re good!” I remember Mr. Koppel saying–approximately–when he found himself unable to pin Mr. Parrish down).
Philip Morris attorney Dan Webb began his cross of Steven Parrish with a delineation of the corporate structure of Altria and its “investment” companies. It’s a relatively complex structure I will talk about in a later piece. But Mr. Webb emphasized the complete separation of companies–officers, offices, financial records, etc.
Then he examined Philip Morris’ — […]
WED AM: Webb asks Parrish on Altria, FDA Push
Philip Morris attorney Dan Webb began his cross of Steven Parrish with a delineation of the corporate structure of Altria and its “investment” companies. It’s a relatively complex structure I will talk about in a later piece. But Mr. Webb emphasized the complete separation of companies–officers, offices, […]