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Internal Docs Led To Couple's $117M Win In J&J Talc Case

Law360 (August 21, 2018, 3:08 PM EDT) -- Levy Konigsberg LLP and Kazan McClain Satterley & Greenwood this year notched New Jersey state trial victories totaling $117 million in damages against Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier by wielding internal company documents to back up a devastating claim — its talcum powder contained asbestos and the pharmaceutical giant knew it.

The firms' attorneys representing plaintiffs Stephen Lanzo III and his wife used those documents in alleging that J&J was aware the toxic mineral was in its talc, took steps that failed to address the problem and came up with a testing protocol that would only detect asbestos above a...

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