J&J Urges Court To Toss $117M Verdicts In NJ Talc Case

Law360 (April 30, 2018, 2:56 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier have urged a New Jersey state court to toss verdicts totaling $117 million in damages against them over claims that the pharmaceutical giant sold asbestos-containing talcum powder that contributed to a man's mesothelioma, saying he failed to prove that such alleged contamination caused his deadly disease.

J&J and Imerys Talc America Inc. on Wednesday moved to set aside a $37 million verdict in compensatory damages and a combined $80 million verdict in punitive damages awarded to Stephen Lanzo III and his wife, arguing that the couple did not establish that he was exposed to...

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