Conn. Jury Finds RJ Reynolds Owes Smoker $8.1M

Law360, New York (May 27, 2010, 5:06 PM EDT) -- A Connecticut jury has handed down an $8.1 million compensatory damages award in favor of a woman who developed larynx cancer after smoking for more than two decades, in what the plaintiff's attorney said was the first such verdict in New England against a tobacco company.

David Golub of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP said that late Wednesday the jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut also found that his client, Barbara Izzarelli, was entitled to an additional punitive damages award of...
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