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Smokers Get $25 Apiece From Philip Morris USA Over Lights

  • Massachusetts judgment is for deceptive marketing of Marlboros
  • Class action sought $600 million and went on for 17 years

Almost 200,000 Marlboro Lights smokers will get $25 each plus interest --  a fraction of the $600 million the plaintiffs had sought from Altria Group Inc.’s Philip Morris USA -- after a Massachusetts judge found they were duped into buying what they thought was a safer cigarette. 

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