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New Trial Sought In Tobacco Case 

Jump to full article: Wheeling (WV) News-Register, 2003-11-06
Author: CHARLES T. WARREN

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Lawyers for plaintiffs in a landmark West Virginia tobacco "medical monitoring" case, that an Ohio County jury decided in favor of the defendants, have asked the state Supreme Court for a new trial.

On Wednesday, an attorney for the 260,000 healthy state residents in the class action told the justices that "big tobacco" industry had "hijacked" the case.

"The focus is on the product," Charleston lawyer Scott Segal argued.

"They didn't care about safety. They cared about delivering a specific amount of tar and a specific amount of nicotine in their product."

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