This webinar has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE credit in Minnesota. The event code is 228425.

On August 17, 2006, Judge Gladys Kessler ruled that ten tobacco industry defendants had violated civil racketeering laws as a result of a decades-long, industry-wide conspiracy to deceive the American public about the harmful effects of tobacco use and the industry’s knowledge of those dangers. In the intervening decade, the remedies imposed by the court continue to be litigated and appealed by an industry desperate to avoid responsibility for its actions. This webinar discusses the case, and the role of public health groups who intervened and became parties to the litigation, the case’s impact on tobacco control advocacy and individual lawsuits against the tobacco industry, and the case’s broader impact on public health.

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Dennis Henigan J.D., Director, Legal & Policy Analysis, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Mark Gottlieb, J.D., Executive Director of the Public Health Advocacy Institute
Cynthia Hallett, President & CEO of Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights

Desmond Jenson, J.D., Staff Attorney at the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium at the Public Health Law Center


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