verdict http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Philip Morris USA, others win favorable verdict from St. Louis jury http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/philip-morris-usa-others-win-favorable-verdict-st-louis-jury <p>Philip Morris USA and other major tobacco companies won a favorable verdict Friday in a lawsuit filed by 37 Missouri hospitals seeking more than $455 million for treating sick smokers.</p><p>Philip Morris USA was one of six tobacco companies involved in the lawsuit.</p><p>The hospitals had claimed cigarette companies delivered an &quot;unreasonably dangerous&quot; product and were seeking reimbursement back to 1993 for treating patients who had no insurance and did not pay their bills.</p> Fri, 29 Apr 2011 17:38:42 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 1071 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Philip Morris USA, others win favorable verdict from St. Louis jury