WorldCat Identities

Orey, Michael

Works: 2 works in 5 publications in 1 language and 733 library holdings
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc 
Classifications: KF228.H666, 346.73038
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Orey
Assuming the risk : the mavericks, the lawyers, and the whistle-blowers who beat big tobacco by Michael Orey ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Michael Orey recounts the unprecedented defeat of big tobacco. In 1985, Nathan Horton, a building contractor in rural Mississippi, developed a chronic ache in his left shoulder. A year and a half later, he was dead from lung cancer. In his final, painful months, Horton had filed suit against the manufacturer of the cigarettes he had smoked for more than thirty years. Horton, who was black, found a most unlikely lawyer to pursue his cause with near-religious zeal: Don Barrett, an arch-segregationist in his youth and an unapologetic defender of the Old South. When he took up his dying neighbor's case, Barrett knew full well that no tobacco company had ever paid a cent to anyone who claimed that smoking had harmed their health." "The individuals joining forces in Mississippi included a washed-up actor-turned-paralegal who copied thousands of pages of internal company documents; a Gulf Coast lawyer whose almost accidental foray into asbestos litigation had made him a multimillionaire; and the state's maverick attorney general, who authorized a pioneering suit against the tobacco industry to make it pay for the health care costs of smoking." "In detail, journalist Michael Orey tells how these people came together and did what no one else before them had: defeat the tobacco industry."--BOOK JACKET
Assuming the risk : how rebels from Mississippi took on big tobacco--and won by Michael Orey ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.29 (from 0.23 for Assuming t ... to 0.29 for Assuming t ...)
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