Hidden Expert Pay Gets J&J New Trial After $502M Verdict

By Jess Krochtengel (April 26, 2018, 10:59 AM EDT) -- A $502 million jury verdict in a bellwether trial against Johnson & Johnson over allegedly faulty hip implants was marred by "unequivocally deceptive" payments made to expert witnesses by the lead plaintiff's lawyer Mark Lanier, who told jurors repeatedly the witnesses were unpaid, the Fifth Circuit said Wednesday in an opinion ordering a new trial....

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