J&J Ordered To Pay $181M In Attys' Fees In Risperdal Suit

Law360, New York (February 1, 2013, 12:11 PM EST) -- An Arkansas state judge on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson to fork over $181 million to Bailey Perrin Bailey LLP attorneys who helped the state win a $1.2 billion judgment in a Medicaid fraud case over marketing for antipsychotic Risperdal, $177 million more than the pharmaceutical giant insisted they deserved.

J&J had argued that the state's outside counsel deserved a maximum of $4 million for their efforts securing the largest verdict in state history because the firm could not justify a 15 percent award with any...
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