J&J Must Face Fast-Tracked Talc Trial On Punitive Damages

Law360, Oakland, Calif. (June 18, 2019, 5:42 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson will face a new, expedited trial to set punitive damages after a jury found last week that its talcum powder products likely contributed to a dying woman's cancer but hung on the question of punitive damages.

A California judge said a new trial on a dying woman's punitive damages claim against Johnson & Johnson should begin quickly, setting opening arguments for next month. (Getty)

During a Tuesday hearing in Oakland, California, Alameda Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch ordered a new trial on Patricia Schmitz's punitive damages claim against J&J and its subsidiary. The judge set opening arguments for...

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