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Texas Settles Tobacco Lawsuit

January 16, 1998

DALLAS (AP) _ Texas officials agreed Thursday to a settlement of at least $14 billion to end the state’s lawsuit against the tobacco industry, a source who requested anonymity told The Associated Press.

Details of the settlement will be announced Friday in Austin, the source said.

Jury selection had been scheduled to begin Friday in Texarkana. The court dismissed the panelists late Thursday.

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