Pa. Court Won't Rethink Axing Bar On Risperdal Punitives

Law360 (March 23, 2018, 6:47 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Superior Court has denied a request for rehearing en banc of a ruling that shot down a global bar on punitive damage awards in the thousands of Risperdal-related personal injury cases pending against Johnson & Johnson unit Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. as part of a mass tort program in Philadelphia County.

The appeals court's order — handed down March 16 and posted Friday as part of its weekly rehearing report — follows a January finding that an order barring punitive damages in each of the over 6,400 Risperdal-related cases pending in Philadelphia had improperly prevented a Wisconsin resident from arguing that...

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