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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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[Connecticut] 2nd Circuit Panel Orders New Trial Over Punitives In Tobacco Suit ($$)

on July 7 ordered a new trial on punitive damages only in a suit brought by a woman who claimed that a defect in her cigarettes caused her larynx cancer following a Connecticut Supreme Court decision that held that Connecticut’s common law rule, which lim
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 18, 2017 03:17
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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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Court upholds $28M verdict in Connecticut smoker case

A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York also ruled Friday that the case will be sent back to the trial court to see if the company must pay additional damages. Norwich resident Barbara Izzarelli sued the Winston-Salem, N
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 10, 2017 01:02
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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] 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 21:43
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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] 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] Court: Law doesn't bar suits against cigarette manufacturers

Cigarette manufacturers aren't immune to lawsuits by smokers who get sick, the state's highest court ruled Monday in a decision that bolsters the case of a smoker who was stricken with laryngeal cancer and won a $28 million judgment against R.J. Reynolds
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 25, 2016 20:50
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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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