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January 28, 1999 | Times Wire Services
The government of Venezuela sued major U.S. cigarette makers in an effort to recover the public health-care costs of treating sick smokers. The lawsuit, filed in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court in Florida, named 20 tobacco companies, affiliated companies and industry institutions and seeks billions of dollars in damages, said Steven Marks, an attorney representing Venezuela. Philip Morris Cos., the largest U.S. cigarette maker, said it will vigorously defend the lawsuit.
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January 28, 1999 | Times Wire Services
The government of Venezuela sued major U.S. cigarette makers in an effort to recover the public health-care costs of treating sick smokers. The lawsuit, filed in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court in Florida, named 20 tobacco companies, affiliated companies and industry institutions and seeks billions of dollars in damages, said Steven Marks, an attorney representing Venezuela. Philip Morris Cos., the largest U.S. cigarette maker, said it will vigorously defend the lawsuit.
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