John Christoffersen, Associated Press, On Thursday March 3, 2011, 11:14 am EST
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A federal judge has awarded nearly $16 million in interest to a smoker who already had won $12 million against a tobacco company in the first such jury award in New England.
Judge Stefan Underhill awarded about $15.7 million to Barbara Izzarelli, a Norwich resident who developed larynx cancer. She had won her case last year against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Underhill rejected claims by R.J. Reynolds that the interest was excessive. He says interest is mandatory under the law and is designed to encourage defendants to accept reasonable settlement offers.
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Conn-smok … 2.html?x=0
that's a lot of money...so anyone who claims to be addicted to a product can sue for millions?
I'm sure she wasn't forced to smoke...
by SparklingJewel7 years ago
http://voteronpaul.com/newsDetail.php?1 … -D.C.-2208there are many other photos across the web showing the numbers that attended the march...some say a million or moreone showed the mile from the capital on Penn....
by Cassie Smith4 years ago
More and more companies aren't hiring smokers because they are not a protected class and they increase a company's group health insurance premiums. Should it be allowed?
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