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KT&G Wins Appeal in South Korea’s First Tobacco-Related Lawsuit

Feb. 15 (Bloomberg) -- KT&G Corp., South Korea’s biggest tobacco company, won an appeal affirming the dismissal of the country’s first tobacco-related lawsuit, filed by lung cancer patients and their families.

The Seoul High Court today rejected the appeal of a 2007 lower court judgment that said the plaintiffs failed to prove a link between their diseases and smoking, Seong Kee Moon, judge in charge of media relations at the Seoul High Court, said today.

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