This undated family photo provided by an attorney for the Evans family shows Marie Evans in Boston. The highest court in Massachusetts will hear an appeal in December 2012 from the Lorillard Tobacco Co., challenging a $116 million damages award to her son, Willie Evans, and to her estate. Marie Evans died of lung cancer in 2002 at the age of 54. Willie Evans sued Lorillard Tobacco Co., arguing that the company got his mother hooked on smoking by giving away free cigarette samples to children in her Boston housing project in the 1950s and ‘60s. (AP Photo/Evans Family)

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This undated family photo provided by an attorney for the Evans family shows Marie Evans in Boston. The highest court in Massachusetts will hear an appeal in December 2012 from the Lorillard Tobacco Co., challenging a $116 million damages award to her son, Willie Evans, and to her estate. Marie Evans died of lung cancer in 2002 at the age of 54.  Willie Evans sued Lorillard Tobacco Co., arguing that the company got his mother hooked on smoking by giving away free cigarette samples to children in her Boston housing project in the 1950s and ‘60s. (AP Photo/Evans Family)
This undated family photo provided by an attorney for the Evans family shows Marie Evans in Boston. The highest court in Massachusetts will hear an appeal in December 2012 from the Lorillard Tobacco Co., challenging a $116 million damages award to her son, Willie Evans, and to her estate. Marie Evans died of lung cancer in 2002 at the age of 54. Willie Evans sued Lorillard Tobacco Co., arguing that the company got his mother hooked on smoking by giving away free cigarette samples to children in her Boston housing project in the 1950s and ‘60s. (AP Photo/Evans Family)
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