Civil Warriors: The Legal Siege on the Tobacco Industry

* Read * Civil Warriors: The Legal Siege on the Tobacco Industry by Dan Zegart ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB. Civil Warriors: The Legal Siege on the Tobacco Industry A landmark narrative of an epic legal battle, Civil Warriors is the gripping behind-the-scenes account of how one tenacious lawyer led the charge against the titans of the tobacco industry.Drawing on five years of eyewitness reporting, thousands of pages of internal documents, and riveting firsthand stories of plaintiffs, lawyers, jurors, and scientists, Civil Warriors weaves the compelling story of attorney Ron Motley, who, along with other die-hard lawyers, scientists, and tobacc

Civil Warriors: The Legal Siege on the Tobacco Industry

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Rating : 4.27 (527 Votes)
Asin : 0385319363
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 368 Pages
Publish Date : 2015-11-23
Language : English

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--Jodi Mailander Farrell. At the center of the action is Ron Motley, a handsome multimillionaire attorney who conducted class-action lawsuits in five states against cigarette makers. The result is an impressive, convincing case against the tobacco industry that's straightforward and free of histrionics. His thrill for the hunt is matched only by his monster ego and his use of outrageous metaphors, delivered in a South Carolina drawl. If you enjoyed The Insider, the 1999 movie about a whistleblower at Brown & Williamson Tobacco, or followed the nasty internal battle at CBS over 60 Minutes's efforts to report the story, then you'll be overwhelmed by Civil Warriors. Reynolds who leaks information about the tobacco manufacturer's secret manipulation of

Great legal and social account that everyone should read. Panda31 This is an amazing and passionately written book that describes one of the biggest social and legal stories of the last century. From describing colorful characters and seminal cases to relaying the human tragedy of the industry's stranglehold on our society Dan Zegart's Civil Warriors is a must read. This book is both educational and gripping.. Worthwhile read from a future visionary A Customer I once had the opportunity to meet Dan Zegart. Ironically enough, he chain-smoked and let ashes fall over my carpet, my floor, my desk, and made little effort to use an ashtray. In person, Zegart is brilliant. His mind runs something like a pinball ricocheting off of surfaces at wild angles, racking up points and entertaining all who watch. After I met him, a professional musician friend told me he is also one of the best drummers they had ever heard. You get glimpses of a wild mind in this book -- a worthwhile read but hopefully just the first in what should be a body of great work. I am more interested in wh. Readers Will Profit According to Their Viewpoints Readers will find this easy-to-read book more or less useful depending on the viewpoints and preparation they bring to it. I recommend it to everyone as a quick read that will fuel whatever side of the arguments the reader favors.The author focuses on litigators who tried to hold tobacco companies responsible for some of the harms from which the companies [and governments] have profited. Many of those litigators were flush with money derived from suits over asbestos or other faulty products, so this book features the swashbuckling lawyering familiar from the plaintiffs' attorney in A CIVIL ACTION. If the reade

A landmark narrative of an epic legal battle, Civil Warriors is the gripping behind-the-scenes account of how one tenacious lawyer led the charge against the titans of the tobacco industry.Drawing on five years of eyewitness reporting, thousands of pages of internal documents, and riveting firsthand stories of plaintiffs, lawyers, jurors, and scientists, Civil Warriors weaves the compelling story of attorney Ron Motley, who, along with other die-hard lawyers, scientists, and tobacco-busters, fought tirelessly to bring the tobacco industry to justice.Taking us onto the front lines of Motley’s crusade, investigative journalist Dan Zegart follows the attorney to a dangerous underworld where maverick scientists and corporate whistle-blowers step from the shadows to reveal the truth behind the industry “spin.” We meet the unforgettable cast of characters that draw Motley on toward his goals the mysterious ex-Reynolds employee known as “Deep Cough,” who told where evidence on nicotine-laced tobacco was hidden the researchers who proved the addictive natur

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