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John Eddie Williams

John Eddie Williams, Jr. is founder and managing partner for the Williams Kherkher Law Firm. He is known as one of the Tobacco Five, who won against the Big Tobacco. Big Tobacco is a term often applied to the tobacco industry in general, or more particularly to the big three tobacco corporations in the United States: Philip Morris, Reynolds American and Lorillard. In 1996 Texas Attorney General Dan Morales hired a group of high-profile plaintiffs lawyers on a contingent-fee basis to take on Big Tobacco. The Tobacco Five, as they became known, included John Eddie Williams, Walter Umphrey, John O'Quinn, Harold Nix, and Wayne Reaud, Their task in filing Texas v. American Tobacco Co., et al., was to seek compensation for health care provided to Texans for smoking-related illnesses. The contingent-fee agreement required the Tobacco Five to each put up USD 2 million of their own money to cover discovery costs. The actual costs added up to USD 30 million, but the 1998 settlement awarded them USD 3 billion in legal fees, to be paid in 25 years. John Eddie Williams’ share in it: USD 600 million, or USD 24 million a year.

Superyacht Lady Sheridan

Superyacht Lady Sheridan was delivered in 2007 by Abeking & Rasmussen. She was built as hull number 6477 to a design of Donald Starkey, who is responsible for both interior and exterior design. She is built of steel with an aluminium superstructure. She can accommodate 12 quests and has a crew of 15. The yacht has a 750hp tender named Lady Kristen. Luxury yacht Lady Sheridan can be chartered through Burgess.

Lady Sheridan, owned by John Eddie Williams Lady Kristen owned by John Eddie Williams Lady Sheridan in IYCA Antibes Abeking and Rasmussen Lady Sheridan Lady Sheridan exhaust Tobacco Five Big Tobacco Lady Sheridan

Superyacht Lady Sheridan links

Lady Sheridan on A&R site

Burgess site

Lady Sheridan at SuperyachtTimes

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John Eddie Williams’yacht Lady Sheridan

Lady Sheridan’s tender Lady Kristen

John Eddie Williams is a successful US Lawyer

She is built by Abeking and Rasmussen and designed by Donald Starkey

Lady Sheridan is seen here in Antibes, France


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