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2006-08-17 16:36:03

By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday ruled that cigarette makers were liable for a decades-long conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking but declined to impose financial penalties on the industry. U.S.

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.

2005-11-30 21:15:44

By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The architect of the government's racketeering case against cigarette makers said on Wednesday that she had resigned at a time when the Justice Department is scaling back the legal team devoted to the case.

2005-11-16 15:48:18

By Brad Dorfman CHICAGO (Reuters) - A federal judge in New York likely will not rule until 2006 on whether a case that would let smokers sue the tobacco industry over the promotion of "light" cigarettes can move forward as a class action, attorneys said on Wednesday. U.S.

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.

2005-09-29 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.


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