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Alan B. Morrison papers
MSS 2001-15  
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Description
Materials relate to attorney Alan B. Morrison's involvement with Brown & Williamson litigation against Merrell Williams.
Background
Alan B. Morrison was born in 1938 and received his B.A. from Yale University in 1959. From there he went into the Navy as a commissioned officer until 1963. In 1966 he received his LL.B. degree from Harvard University and was admitted to the bar in 1967. In 1972, Morrison and consumer advocate Ralph Nader set up the Public Citizen Litigation Group (Washington, D.C., USA), a nonprofit operation dedicated to US constitutional issues. As an attorney with that group, Morrison was asked for advice on some of the legal problems surrounding Merrell Williams following his involvement with Brown and Williamson attorneys. Eventually he became co-counsel with Fox DeMoisey in the litigation that targeted Williams for allegedly photocopying and disseminating internal Brown & Williamson documents. After the end of this litigation, Morrison donated the papers he received on behalf of Williams to the UCSF Tobacco Control Archives.
Extent
2.5 linear feet (2 cartons).
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Library & Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the UCSF Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Library & Center for Knowledge Management as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research.