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Bolivia v. Philip Morris Companies, Inc.
Citation:39 F. Supp. 2d 1008 (S.D. Tex. 1999)
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Plaintiff, the Republic of Bolivia, sued Defendant, Philip Morris, for recovery of healthcare costs associated with its residents’ use of tobacco products manufactured by Defendant. Plaintiff sued in Brazoria County, Texas, a rather obscure district with little resources. Defendant requested to transfer the case to the Southern District of Texas, which was approved. Now, the court considers whether to transfer the case sua sponte to the District of Columbia.
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