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2006-08-17 16:06:02

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday ruled that cigarette makers were liable for a decades-long conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking.

2006-08-17 16:12:27

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday ruled that cigarette makers were liable for a decades-long conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking.

2006-08-17 13:46:17

By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge will hand down her ruling on Thursday in a government lawsuit that accuses cigarette makers of a decades-long conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking. U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler will issue a ruling at 4:30 p.m.

2006-08-17 13:18:40

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge will hand down her ruling on Thursday in a long-running government case that accuses cigarette makers of a decades-long conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking. U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler will issue the ruling at 4:30 p.m.

2006-07-06 14:42:46

By Jim Loney and Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - In a huge victory for the tobacco industry, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday refused to reinstate a $145 billion punitive damages award against major cigarette makers found liable for selling a dangerous product.

2006-07-06 12:05:00

In a huge victory for Big Tobacco, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday refused to reinstate a $145 billion punitive damages award against major cigarette makers found liable for selling a dangerous product.

2006-07-06 10:23:58

MIAMI (Reuters) - The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday refused to reinstate a $145 billion punitive damage award against the major tobacco companies. Defendants in the case include Altria Group Inc.'s Philip Morris USA unit; the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

2006-06-15 11:31:03

By Brad Dorfman CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Ohio Supreme Court ruling against smokers who claim they were defrauded by Philip Morris USA's promotion of "light" cigarettes could be good news for investors waiting on parent company Altria Group Inc.'s planned break up, analysts said on Thursday.

2006-05-05 15:39:07

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Illinois Supreme Court on Friday denied a plaintiff's petition to rehear a case in which it threw out a $10.1 billion verdict against Philip Morris USA over the marketing of certain cigarettes. Two justices dissented from the opinion.

2006-05-05 11:54:05

By Jessica Wohl CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Illinois Supreme Court declined on Friday to rehear a case in which it previously threw out a $10.1 billion verdict against Philip Morris USA and an attorney for the plaintiffs in the class action vowed to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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