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Civil Procedure Keyed to Babcock
Republic of Bolivia v. Philip Morris Companies, Inc.
Citation:39 F. Supp. 2d 1008 (S.D. Tex. 1999)
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Plaintiff Bolivia sued Defendant Philip Morris for the costs associated with treating Bolivian citizens that developed illnesses related to tobacco use. Plaintiffs filed suit in the District Court of Brazoria County in Texas and was later removed by Defendant Philip Morris to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
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