J&J, Talc Supplier Can't Escape $117M Verdicts In NJ

Law360 (June 29, 2018, 2:42 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey state judge on Friday upheld verdicts totaling $117 million in damages against Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier over claims that a man’s decades-long exposure to the pharmaceutical giant’s alleged asbestos-containing talcum powder contributed to his mesothelioma.

A New Jersey judge denied a bid by Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc America Inc. to set aside $117 million in verdicts awarded earlier this year. Above, J&J's headquarters in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (AP)

Superior Court Judge Ana C. Viscomi denied motions from J&J and Imerys Talc America Inc. to set aside a $37 million verdict in compensatory...

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