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2006-08-17 18:27:37

By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cigarette makers escaped major financial penalties on Thursday, even though a federal judge found them liable for violating racketeering laws in a decades-long conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking. U.S.

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.


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overword
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
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