Multi-Billion Dollar Tobacco Suit Begins The Justice Department is suing the tobacco industry for $280 billion for allegedly conspiring to mislead the public about the dangers of smoking. The biggest civil racketeering case in U.S. history begins Tuesday. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports.
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The Justice Department is suing the tobacco industry for $280 billion for allegedly conspiring to mislead the public about the dangers of smoking. The biggest civil racketeering case in U.S. history begins Tuesday. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports.