Mo. Appeals Court Slashes $4.7B Talc Verdict Against J&J

Law360 (June 23, 2020, 3:40 PM EDT) -- A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday halved a $4.7 billion talc verdict against Johnson & Johnson but refused to overturn it completely, saying the trial evidence showed the company's conduct regarding a product that's been blamed for causing ovarian cancer "was outrageous."

Johnson & Johnson headquarters in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

The court slashed $2.6 billion from the verdict. The majority of what was cut — $2.42 billion — came from a finding that a J&J subsidiary's conduct in the Show Me State couldn't be imputed to the New Jersey-based parent company.

Seventeen of the 22 plaintiffs are not...

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