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Judge rejects call to dismiss tobacco suit

Cigarette giveaway to children alleged

By Scott Allen
Globe Staff / February 8, 2007

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A Massachusetts judge has rejected Lorillard Tobacco Co.'s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed on behalf of a woman who allegedly started receiving free Newport cigarettes when she was 9 years old. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Paul E. Troy's decision, announced yesterday, clears the way for the nation's first trial of claims that a cigarette maker illegally handed out cigarettes ... (Full article: 394 words)

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