By Daniel Siegal (March 27, 2019, 1:24 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey jury on Wednesday swiftly cleared a Johnson & Johnson unit of accusations that its baby powder contained asbestos and gave a 58-year-old man mesothelioma, needing less than an hour to decide that the pharmaceutical and consumer products giant was not at fault.
After beginning deliberations late Wednesday morning, the New Brunswick jury returned shortly thereafter with a verdict entirely in favor of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., rejecting plaintiff Ricardo Rimondi's allegations that it was his decades-long use of Johnson's Baby Powder that had caused his terminal cancer.
During Tuesday's closing arguments, J&J's attorneys painted the lawsuit as...
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