Cheated by the Law

Number 21444
Subject Tobacco
Source Age, The (Melbourne, Australia)
State Australia
Year 2006
Publication Date 10/29/2006; 10/30/2006; 11/05/2006; 12/03/2006; 12/10/2006; 12/21/2006; 12/24/2006
Summary Rolah McCabe successfully sued British American Tobacco in 2002 when the judge "ruled that BAT and Clayton Utz had destroyed internal documents denying her a fair trial." It was overturned on appeal. However after McCabe's win Utz conducted a secret internal investigation. "The Sunday Age published the details of the internal investigation and put the documents online" after they were leaked to Birnbauer.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 20
Keywords court; internal investigation; lung cancer; British American Tobacco; corporation; professional misconduct; Clayton Utz; Rolah McCabe
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