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Appeals court reduces J&J talc verdict but censures company

Published Tue Jun 23 2020 19:53:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
A Missouri appeals court has reduced a talcum powder verdict against Johnson & Johnson by more than half, even while ruling that the company knowingly sold a product that caused cancer. In the ruling announced Tuesday, the Eastern District Missouri Court of Appeals rejected the company’s request to throw out a St. Louis jury’s verdict that awarded 22 plaintiffs $4.7 billion. But the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the appeals court reduced the verdict to $2.1 billion because some plaintiffs were from out of state and should not have been included. Five of the 22 plaintiffs are Missouri residents or were before they died.
by Associated Press
Appeals court reduces J&J talc verdict but censures company
Appeals court reduces J&J talc verdict but censures company