Legal Defenses

Legal Defenses

The CBS News program “60 Minutes” airs a story revealing that the tobacco industry has spent approximately $100 million defending itself against lawsuits from smokers. Part of that $100 million went toward paying private investigators to look into the personal lives of the plaintiffs in these cases. Laurence Tisch, the chair of the CBS Network who also owns the Lorillard Tobacco Company, refuses to appear on camera in the story.37

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