Accusing tobacco companies of preying on black people, a Miami attorney is seeking $1 billion in damages on behalf of a Florida woman whose mother and grandmother died of smoking-related health problems. The suit, which flows from the massive Engle litigation, cites marketing documents that made disparaging generalizations about African-Americans and suggested working through black churches and youth events to recruit smokers. "If I could, I'd try to have them charged with genocide," said solo J.B. Harris.
Suit Accuses Tobacco Firms of Targeting Black Consumers, Seeks $1 Billion in Damages
Daily Business Review
June 6, 2007