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2005-12-15 12:47:22

By Brad Dorfman CHICAGO (Reuters)- The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a $10.1 billion verdict against Philip Morris USA, ordering a lower court to dismiss the case in which the company was accused of defrauding customers into thinking "light" cigarettes were safer than regular ones.

2005-12-15 10:14:25

CHICAGO (Reuters)- The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a $10.1 billion verdict against Philip Morris USA, with instructions to dismiss the class action against the unit of Altria Group Inc.

2005-12-15 10:09:12

CHICAGO (Reuters)- The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a $10.1 billion verdict against Philip Morris USA, with instructions to dismiss the class action against the unit of Altria Group Inc.

2005-10-17 12:19:17

By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed cigarette makers a victory, rejecting a Justice Department appeal aimed at allowing a potential $280 billion penalty in the government's landmark racketeering case against the industry.

2005-10-17 09:19:11

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court rejected on Monday the government's appeal aimed at reinstating a potential $280 billion penalty in its landmark racketeering case against cigarette makers. Without comment, the justices denied a request by the Justice Department to review a U.S.

2005-10-17 09:17:01

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court rejected on Monday the government's appeal aimed at reinstating a potential $280 billion penalty in its landmark racketeering case against cigarette makers. Without comment, the justices denied a request by the Justice Department to review a U.S.

2005-09-30 16:35:00

By Jeffrey Hodgson TORONTO (Reuters) - Rothmans Inc. stock sank as much as 11 percent on Friday after Canada's top court cleared the way for provinces to sue the tobacco industry, but shares of foreign-owned tobacco firms shrugged off the ruling.

2005-09-30 07:05:00

The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday unanimously upheld the right of provinces to sue the tobacco industry for the health costs of smoking, clearing the way for claims that could total C$80 billion.

2005-09-29 15:48:46

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to consider at an October 14 conference whether to hear the government's appeal to reinstate a potential $280 billion penalty against cigarette makers, according to a posting on the court's Web site Thursday. The U.S.

2005-09-29 17:26:43

By Randall Palmer OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday unanimously upheld the right of provinces to sue the tobacco industry for the health costs of smoking, clearing the way for claims that could total C$80 billion.


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  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
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