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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