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[Connecticut] $24M Tobacco Award Was Wrongly Capped, 2nd Circ. Hears

A woman who won $24 million from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in a lawsuit accusing the company of causing her throat cancer said Friday the Second Circuit should overturn a district judge’s ruling that Connecticut law limits punitive damages to attorneys’ f
Law360
added Jul 24, 2012 07:05
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[Connecticut] Izzarelli v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

Connecticut law forecloses strict products liability suits against a cigarette manufacturer … Because this question of Connecticut law is open and decisive, we certify it to the Connecticut Supreme Court, and stay resolution of this case in the interval.
US Court of Appeals For The Second Circuit
added Sep 11, 2013 21:36
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[New York] Reynolds Asks 2nd Circ. To Quash $24M Tobacco Verdict ($$)

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. on Monday asked the Second Circuit to reverse a $24 million judgment awarded to a woman who developed throat cancer after years of smoking Salem cigarettes, saying the district court had blocked Reynolds from presenting potential
Law360
added Aug 22, 2012 02:09
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Supreme Court Argument In Norwich Smoker’s $28-M Lawsuit

Tobacco company lawyers went before the state Supreme Court today, to fight a $28-million judgement against them in a lawsuit brought by a former Norwich smoker. RJ Reynolds attorney Theodore Grossman argued that smokers knew the risks of their activity,
CBS Connecticut
added Apr 22, 2015 22:22
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[New York] RJ Reynolds Asks 2nd Circ. To Snuff Ex-Smoker's $24M Verdict ($$)

Tests cannot pinpoint the exact reason cancer strikes a particular person, and data on the throat cancer plaintiff Barbara Izzarelli was diagnosed with suggests that smoking was not responsible, a lawyer for Reynolds told a panel of judges at oral argume
Law360
added Mar 19, 2013 23:34
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[Connecticut] Conn. High Court Modifies Design Defect Standards ($$)

The Connecticut Supreme Court recently altered the legal landscape in Connecticut for design defect product liability claims. The case, Izzarelli v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.,[1] nicknamed by the media as the “Good Tobacco” litigation, has received attent
Law360
added May 19, 2016 22:06
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[Connecticut] BARBARA A. IZZARELLI v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY: Opinion

We are not oblivious to the irony that a member of an industry that for decades disputed the addictive effect and dangerous health hazards associated with smoking seeks to shield itself from liability by asserting that such dangers were well-known to the
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
added Apr 25, 2016 21:44
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[Connecticut] IZZARELLI v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY—CONCURRENCE (PDF)

The expectations of consumers, and even consumer awareness of open and obvious dangers, are not dispositive considerations in the risk-utility inquiry.
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
added Apr 25, 2016 23:19
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[Connecticut] Appeals court upholds damages against Reynolds in Conn. case

the jury found plaintiff Barbara Izzarelli was at fault for 42 percent of her illness, which reduced Reynolds’ liability to $7.98 million in compensatory damages and $3.97 million in punitive damages...The Izzarelli case is one of the most prominent non-E
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 11, 2017 08:43
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[Connecticut] Trial to begin in Bridgeport against Philip Morris in smoker’s death

The Bifolck case was one of two Connecticut Supreme Court decisions last year that considered the CPLA in the design-defect context related to cigarettes. In the other, Izzarelli v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., the court ruled that a “modified consumer exp
Westfair Business Publications Online
added Oct 23, 2017 23:19
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