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The Resource The big lie, by Carlyon-Miller Productions, (electronic resource)

The big lie, by Carlyon-Miller Productions, (electronic resource)

Label
The big lie
Title
The big lie
Statement of responsibility
by Carlyon-Miller Productions
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a global court room drama where the stakes are billions of dollars -- and the health of countless people who are being seduced into smoking by aggressive marketing strategies. The case started in Australia where Rolah McCabe, a smoker since she was nine years old, was terminally ill with lung cancer. She sued British American Tobacco for manipulating the truth regarding its research on the hazards of smoking. It appears that fifty years of data on research by British American Tobacco have gone missing due to a company policy to systematically destroy the incriminating documents. The cast of characters includes McCabe's attorney, Peter Gordon, a dedicated public interest lawyer; Dr. Jeffrey Wigand, a nicotine addiction specialist and former employee of the tobacco company; and Frederick Gulson, a former legal counsel for the tobacco company. The plaintiff in Australia wins at first, only to have the decision overturned by an appellate court. Attorney Peter Gordon says, "I've never been in a fight where justice was on my side and I lost." He is confused and has unsettling doubts about the justice system. However, the case against "big tobacco" isn't over. The U.S. Department of Justice is building on evidence revealed in the Australian lawsuit to take on the tobacco company in a fraud and racketeering lawsuit. It is seeking unprecedented damages of hundreds of billions of dollars. This will no doubt be pursued through the courts for years. Note: Russell Crowe's character in The Insider was modeled on Jeffrey Wigand
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
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Carlyon-Miller Productions
Runtime
53
Series statement
Global business and economics in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • British American Tobacco Company
  • Products liability
  • Smoking
  • Tobacco industry
  • Tobacco Industry
Target audience
general
Label
The big lie, by Carlyon-Miller Productions, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BUSV;1641506
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641506/busv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (53 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781503407008
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781503407008
  • (OCoLC)794307674
Video recording format
other
Label
The big lie, by Carlyon-Miller Productions, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BUSV;1641506
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641506/busv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (53 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781503407008
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781503407008
  • (OCoLC)794307674
Video recording format
other

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