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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.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.