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Originally posted by digby888
i did not know if this was the right place to put this
so if it needs moved please feel free to move it
Six major US tobacco companies have defeated a lawsuit by hospitals seeking compensation for treating patients with smoking-related illnesses.
Thirty-seven hospitals in the state of Missouri had claimed cigarette companies delivered an "unreasonably dangerous" product.
They sought more than $455m (£272m) reimbursement for treating uninsured smokers who had not paid for care.