Accusing tobacco companies of preying on black people, a Miami attorney is seeking $1 billion in damages on behalf of a Coral Springs, Fla., woman whose mother and grandmother both died of smoking-related health problems.

The Miami-Dade Circuit Court suit, which flows out of the massive Engle class action litigation filed in the 1990s, alleges that cigarette makers engaged in cynical and exploitative marketing targeting black communities.

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