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Connecticut Smoker Awarded $4 Million More In Tobacco Lawsuit

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - (AP) A Connecticut smoker who won $8 million against a tobacco company in May, the first such jury award in New England, has been awarded $4 million in punitive damages and stands to get millions more in interest. Barbara Izzarelli, a Norwich resident who developed larynx cancer, won...

Smoker Gets Punitive Damages Award 16 Times Compensatory Damages

In Bullock v. Philip Morris (California Court of Appeal, Second District, Case No. B222596) the court affirmed a punitive damage award that is 16 times compensatory damages. The jury ultimately awarded Bullock $850,000 in compensatory damages and $13.8 million in punitive damages. As you may be...