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April 11, 1996 | From Reuters
An angry ex-fiancee of a retired Philip Morris Cos. executive, who alleges he got her hooked on cigarettes, has turned over more than 10,000 pages of documents to lawyers suing the tobacco industry. John Coale, a plaintiff's lawyer involved in a huge class-action suit against the industry in federal court in New Orleans, said the woman unexpectedly contacted his group last week. He said the woman, Harriet "Hatsy" Heep, a 48-year-old Richmond, Va.
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November 1, 2002 | From Reuters
The California Supreme Court sent a former smoker's suit against Philip Morris Cos. Inc. back to the appellate level for review. The move comes months after the court handed the tobacco industry a partial victory in a verdict that gave cigarette makers some protection from smoker lawsuits. The case going back to the appellate court was brought by Patricia Henley, who has inoperable lung cancer. She was awarded $1.
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