The hospitals had claimed cigarette companies delivered an "unreasonably dangerous" product. They were seeking reimbursement back to 1993 for treating sick smokers who had no insurance and did not pay their bills.
Um, maybe they should be suing the government for funneling the MSA money into everything and anything but health insurance for smokers. Wasn't that the WHOLE POINT of the Master Settlement in the first place? Yeah, right.
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