By Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press - Monday, November 26, 2012 - 0 Comments
MONTREAL – A Quebec judge has agreed to hear the testimony of a prominent…
MONTREAL – A Quebec judge has agreed to hear the testimony of a prominent witness in a massive class-action lawsuit against Big Tobacco, a man the industry has labelled as biased and ill-informed.
Robert Proctor is a historian from California’s Stanford University who has published extensively on the tobacco industry in books and academic papers. He’s also no stranger to tobacco litigation, having testified in some 30 trials.
He was called to testify on behalf of the plaintiffs behind a landmark $27 billion lawsuit in Quebec that pits an estimated 1.8 million Quebecers against three major tobacco manufacturers.