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Altria, smoker’s family open first trial in series in Florida

Altria Group, the biggest U.S. cigarette maker, began defending the first of more than 8,000 suits against the tobacco industry in Florida after the state's Supreme Court threw out a record $145 billion verdict in 2006. Lawyers for Altria and for the family of Stuart Hess made opening arguments to jurors Tuesday in a trial in ...