Posts tagged: Merrell Williams

Whistle-blower in Big Tobacco case seeks quiet life in Dunedin

Tweet For more than four years, Merrell Williams spirited away the ammunition that would cripple Big Tobacco. As a paralegal at a Louisville, Ky., law firm, Williams snatched research exposing cigarettes’ addictiveness and potential to kill long hidden by tobacco giant Brown & Williamson. For 40 years, corporate attorneys had contended smoking was safe, and they had never lost a case. But Williams’ damning files showed that execut ... Jump to full article >>