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Ruling in widow's case against tobacco company

The widow of a man who died from lung cancer over a decade ago will learn today whether she has succeeded in her historic bid to sue one of the world's largest tobacco companies.
The judge will give his much-anticipated ruling in the landmark case of Margaret McTear v Imperial Tobacco, which began in 1993 when her terminally ill husband Alfred was still alive.

Lord Nimmo Smith has spent the past 15 months writing his decision in the long-running case, in which Mrs McTear is seeking £500,000 in damages.

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