Once the rows of spectator seats were filled. Now jurors in the largest tobacco case in U.S. history sit in a mostly empty Miami courtroom rimmed with cabinets packed with industry documents. They spend their days listening to a project engineer from Philip Morris Cos. talk about the nitrification of the tobacco plant.

For the increasingly weary jury, a lot of days have been like that. It’s been six months and the trial is far from over.

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