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Altria and others beat most claims in 600 West Virginia suits

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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 3:30 pm, Fri Nov 7, 2014.

Altria Group Inc., Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc. defeated most of the claims in 600 lawsuits brought by West Virginia residents seeking damages for death and injury caused by smoking.

A jury in state court in Charleston, W.Va., on Wednesday ruled in the cigarette makers’ favor on all but one question in the trial, which began April 22.

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