Seg. 1: How Tobacco Settlements Inform Opioid Lawsuits. Seg. 2: Kansas City Chiefs' New Hope. | KCUR

Seg. 1: How Tobacco Settlements Inform Opioid Lawsuits. Seg. 2: Kansas City Chiefs' New Hope.

Sep 27, 2018

Segment 1: Government agencies suing pharmaceutical companies look to legal lessons learned from previous settlement against Big Tobacco.

A class-action lawsuit against tobacco companies in the late 1990s netted hundreds of billions of dollars, compensating states for costs associated with treating tobacco-related illness. Now, a comparable strategy could help defray the money cities, counties, and states are shelling out to deal with the opioid crisis. Today, an attorney involved in both cases explained the differences and similarities involved in each.

Segment 2, beginning at 20:08: How Mahomes compares to previous Chiefs' quarterbacks.

As a new quarterback quickly makes his mark on the Kansas City Chiefs offense, we discussed how Patrick Mahomes stacks up against the franchise's great gunslingers of the past. We also asked whether his scoreboard contributions will be enough to make up for a defense that's leaving a lot to be desired.