The tobacco industry continues to get little of what it wants fromMiami-Dade Circuit Judge Robert Kaye.

In July, after nine months of trial before Kaye, the five leadingdomestic cigarette makers were rocked by a jury’s finding that theysold cigarettes while knowing that the product is unsafe, and that theyconspired together to hide those dangers from the American public.But no money damages were awarded by the jury. That was left for thesecond phase of the epic class-action trial against the industry � nowset to begin Sept. 7.

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