January 10, 2013
"Century of Cigarettes": Exhibit promotes continued awareness
Motley Rice LLC invites the public to view the exhibit at its Mount Pleasant, S.C., headquarters
Mt. Pleasant, S.C. - Jan. 10, 2013
"A Century of Cigarettes", a traveling 20-foot, walk-through exhibit that illustrates the history of cigarette sales and the lung cancer epidemic in the United States, will be on display at the Motley Rice headquarters. Admission is free and open to the public.
Monday, Jan. 14 to Friday, Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 21 to Thursday, Jan. 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Motley Rice Building (off of Patriot's Point Blvd.)
28 Bridgeside Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
In the 1990s, several Motley Rice attorneys, including co-founders Ron Motley and Joe Rice, took on the tobacco industry. Armed with evidence acquired from whistleblowers, individual smokers' cases and tobacco liability class actions, the attorneys led the campaign of 26 states' attorneys general to recoup state healthcare funds and demand marketing restrictions from cigarette manufacturers. The effort resulted in significant restrictions on cigarette marketing to children and culminated in the $246 billion Master Settlement Agreement, the largest civil settlement in U.S. history. Motley Rice attorneys continue to litigate tobacco cases and support tobacco-free educational programs and opportunities such as the "Century of Cigarettes" exhibit.
Motley Rice attorneys who held integral roles in the historic tobacco litigation, as well as attorneys currently active in the Engle tobacco cases in Florida, can be made available to take questions from the media.
"A Century of Cigarettes" exhibit is sponsored by the Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center, the National Institute of Health and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. For more information, visit www.tobaccotimeline.org.
About Motley Rice LLC
Motley Rice is one of the nation's largest plaintiffs' litigation firms. With a tradition of representing those whose rights have been violated, Motley Rice attorneys gained recognition for their pioneering asbestos lawsuits, their work in the landmark litigation against Big Tobacco and their representation of 9/11 victims, families and survivors in the ongoing lawsuit against terrorist financiers. Motley Rice is headquartered in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and has additional offices in California; Connecticut; Louisiana; Washington, D.C.; New York; Rhode Island and West Virginia. Motley Rice LLP operates the California office. For more information about Motley Rice, contact Joe Rice (DC, SC) at 1.800.768.4026. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
EDITOR'S NOTE: If you are a member of the media and plan to visit the exhibit, please contact Alicia Ward in advance to confirm your attendance at 843-216-9548 or [email protected]. Interviews available upon request.