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Jurors Deliberate Over Boston Tobacco Lawsuit

Jurors in a lawsuit by the family of a Massachusetts woman who accused a tobacco company of enticing black children to smoke have resumed deliberations.

The jury said Friday it was deadlocked, but a Suffolk Superior Court judge asked jurors to keep deliberating and they resumed Monday.

In the case, the son of a Boston woman who died of lung cancer is suing the maker of Newport cigarettes.

Marie Evans' son says Lorillard Tobacco Co. lured her to start smoking at age 13 by giving away cigarette samples at her Boston housing project.

Lawyers for North Carolina-based Lorillard say there is no evidence to support that claim, and that it was Evans' choice to start and continue smoking.

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This program aired on December 13, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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