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Judge Adds Punitives To Tobacco Lawsuit, January 2011

November 12, 2013

Barbara Izzarelli v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco

Co. A U.S. District Court judge in

Connecticut has awarded $4 million in punitive

damages to a longtime smoker of Salem

cigarettes who later developed cancer.

e damages are in addition to an $8

million jury award to plainti- Barbara Izzarelli,

who in May won her lawsuit against

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. e jury’s verdict

was believed to be the   rst successful

product liability lawsuit in Connecticut by

 

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