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s p r i n g 2 0 0 2 c h i e f l e g a l o f f i c e r 3 9 Cigarette makers, includiin Philip Morris Cos. Inc.have been involved in products liability litigation since the late 1950s. The litigation began as a small number of individdua claims filed by injured smokers and grew into dozens, and at times hundreds, of similar claims, including class actions, healthcare reimbursement claims and even medical cost-recovery claims by state and federal governmennts Repeated and successful motion, trial...

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