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[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] 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] 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

[West Virginia] VIDEOS: In Re: Tobacco Litigation / Case Number00-C-5000 / Status Concluded - Verdict

In Re: Tobacco Litigation 5/15/13 AM (CLOSINGS) 08:30 AM EDT In Re: Tobacco Litigation 5/15/13 AM (JURY QUESTION 3) 08:30 AM EDT
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 15, 2013 15:31

[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 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

Tobacco Companies Win Most of West Virginia Cigarette Trial (1)

A jury in state court in Charleston today ruled in the cigarette makers’ favor on all but one question in the trial, which began April 22, ... Individual trials may be held in the cases based on defective-design claims involving filtered cigarettes
Bloomberg News
added May 15, 2013 15:06

[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] Attorneys give closing arguments in lawsuit pitting smokers against big tobacco companies

Attorneys gave their final summaries and appeals to jurors Monday in a trial that seeks to determine the responsibility of the major tobacco companies in hundreds of cigarette-linked illnesses and deaths in West Virginia.
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
added May 15, 2013 08:57
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