J&J Scores Trial Win In NJ Asbestos Talc Case

Law360 (October 11, 2018, 12:45 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson defeated claims in New Jersey state court Thursday that a woman's alleged exposure to asbestos in its baby powder contributed to her mesothelioma, scoring a jury trial win about six months after the company and a co-defendant were slapped with verdicts totaling $117 million in a similar case.

Johnson & Johnson on Thursday defeated a woman's claims that its baby powder product contained asbestos and that her use of the product contributed to her mesothelioma. (Getty) After less than two hours of deliberations in the nearly four-week trial, seven jurors unanimously sided with the pharmaceutical giant by rejecting...

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