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[West Virginia] A look back at WV tobacco litigation

More than a decade in the making and it's not over yet for West Virginia's tobacco litigation cases. A Kanawha County jury recently returned a verdict finding in favor of the defendant tobacco companies in all but one of six claims.
Charleston (WV) State Journal
added May 23, 2013 13:28

[West Virginia] Big victory for Big Tobacco in Kanawha County

"It's virtually a complete defense victory," said Jeff Furr, attorney for R.J. Reynolds. The jury of five women and three men did not find evidence that punitive damages should be awarded. They also decided cigarette companies weren't negligent designing
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added May 16, 2013 09:16

West Virginia Jury Rejects Most Claims and Punitive Damages in Consolidated Trial

A unanimous West Virginia jury today rejected all but one of the plaintiffs’ claims in a consolidated trial involving approximately 600 individual lawsuits against the major tobacco companies. In reaching its decision, the jury also rejected the plaintif
Altria Group, Inc.
added May 15, 2013 15:17

[West Virginia] Tobacco trial

Cigarette companies begin arguments today in a West Virginia lawsuit that accuses them of ignoring the health of smokers. The companies are hoping to cast doubt on a class-action claim that healthy smokers need free diagnostic tests to protect them from
WTVM-TV Ch. 9 (Columbus, GA)
added Nov 3, 2014 11:24

[West Virginia] Jury in Kanawha County mostly sides with tobacco companies

After deliberating for about four hours, jurors sided almost entirely with tobacco companies Wednesday in a case that involved hundreds of West Virginia smokers.
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added May 15, 2013 15:21

[West Virginia] Closing arguments in tobacco trial moved to Tuesday

- Closing arguments in a huge tobacco lawsuit being held in Charleston have been moved to Tuesday, according to a court official. Jurors will decide if five major tobacco companies are liable to 700 West Virginia smokers who are trying to establish they
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added May 9, 2013 20:16

[West Virginia] Tobacco companies face judgment

Jurors selected from what could be the largest panel ever assembled in the state's history are expected to begin deciding next week whether tobacco companies are liable to West Virginia smokers.
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added May 8, 2013 01:54

[West Virginia] Tobacco liability trial goes to jury

Hundreds of W.Va. smokers suing companies, alleging harm from cigarettes
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added May 15, 2013 17:20

[West Virginia] Massive W.Va. tobacco trial ends suddenly

Legal NewsLine
added Nov 9, 2011 00:00

[West Virginia] VIDEO: Big Tobacco and Smokers Battle in Controversial Case

Marjory Moses, Director of Community Wellness at Davis Memorial Hospital, said, "To say that a cigarette could have been safer, that less nicotine makes it safer, or that a filter could make it safer, is just saying it could be different. It can't ultimat
WDTV CBS Channel 5 (Bridgeport, WV)
added May 15, 2013 19:53
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