High Court Won't Hear J&J Challenge To $2.1B Talc Verdict

By Bill Wichert (June 1, 2021, 2:12 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to take on Johnson & Johnson's challenge to a $2.1 billion verdict awarded in Missouri to nearly two dozen women who blamed the purported asbestos in its talcum powder for their ovarian cancer, brushing aside the company's argument that too many claims were combined for a single trial.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to take up Johnson & Johnson's challenge to a $2.1 billion verdict over its talc products. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Nearly seven months after the Missouri Supreme Court declined to review the matter, the high court denied a petition for a...

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