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2005-08-24 20:34:22

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department told a federal judge on Wednesday that cigarette makers should have to pay the legal costs the government has incurred if it prevails in its long-running racketeering case against them.

2005-08-15 18:21:31

By Tim Dobbyn WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department told a judge on Monday it had shown cigarette makers engaged in a 50-year scheme to deceive consumers about smoking's dangers and sanctions were needed to prevent future wrongdoing.

2005-07-18 16:55:49

By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Monday asked the Supreme Court to reinstate a potential $280 billion penalty in the government's racketeering case against cigarette makers.

2005-07-18 14:40:25

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Monday asked the Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that has hobbled the government's racketeering case against cigarette makers.

2005-06-28 06:09:21

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has asked afederal judge to force cigarette makers to fund a $10 billionquit-smoking program and another $4 billion for an anti-smokingeducation campaign. Lawyers for the Justice Department told U.S.

2005-06-28 18:52:28

By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The government has asked a federaljudge to require cigarette makers to fund a $10 billionquit-smoking program and $4 billion for an anti-smokingeducation campaign to remedy decades of alleged fraud by theindustry. Lawyers for the Justice Department told U.S.

2005-06-28 15:13:40

By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The government asked a federal judgeto require cigarette makers to fund a $10 billion quit-smokingprogram and $4 billion for an anti-smoking education campaignto remedy decades of alleged fraud by the industry. Lawyers for the Justice Department told U.S.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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