How Tobacco-Friendly Science Escapes Scrutiny in the Courtroom
Lissy C. Friedman
Public Health Advocacy Institute
Richard A. Daynard
Northeastern University - School of Law
Christopher N. Banthin
The Tobacco Products Liability Reporter (TPLR)
American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 95, No. S1, pp. S16-S20, 2005
The Coronado Conference: Scientific Evidence and Public Policy Paper
Although the tobacco industry helped fund the attack on "junk science," it has created its own dubious scientific scholarship for its expert witnesses. We suggest that plaintiffs' counsel should be proactive in using Daubert hearings to exclude the tobacco industry defendants' scientific expert witnesses by introducing documentation, such as we have found through researching previously privileged internal industry documents, to prove that much of their proposed testimony was developed by and for their lawyers.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 5
Keywords: Expert testimony, scientific evidence, Daubert
JEL Classification: K13, K32, K41
Date posted: November 29, 2005
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