The Canadian Press

2012-03-12 | Tobacco Lawsuit

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On March 12th, a landmark tobacco case with up to 27 billion dollars at stake got underway in a Montreal courtroom. A group of Quebec smokers claimed in a class-action lawsuit they were duped for years by big tobacco companies -- as they became addicted to cigarettes and then suffered from serious health problems. Imperial Tobacco Canada lawyer Deborah Glendinning was confident she would successfully defend her client. (The other defendants were JTI-Macdonald and Rothmans, Benson-and-Hedges.)

Date: 2012-03-12
Placeline: MONTREAL, Quebec.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << smoking is something that people choose to do for many reasons and they have to take the responsibility of their decision to smoke we didn't control their decisions they made the decision based on a lot of publicly available information about the dangers that's that's the choices they made and it's their responsibility >>