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J&J Must Pay $29M For Selling Talc With Asbestos, Jury Told

Law360 (September 13, 2018, 10:24 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier should pay $29.2 million plus punitive damages for knowingly selling talcum powder contaminated with asbestos, counsel for a woman with mesothelioma told a California jury during Thursday closing arguments, while J&J countered the woman’s case was based on “data conjured” by paid experts, not actual science.

Near the end of the Pasadena, California, trial’s fourth week, Jay Stuemke of Simon Greenstone Panatier PC, representing plaintiff Carolyn Weirick, who has mesothelioma, and her wife Elvira Escudero, echoed for the jury...
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