Judge Backs Jury Finding In J&J Body Powder Cancer Suit

Law360, New York (November 22, 2013, 5:55 PM EST) -- A South Dakota federal judge on Tuesday supported a jury's finding against Johnson & Johnson on a negligence claim in a woman's lawsuit linking her cancer to the company's talcum body powder, though it still owes her no damages.

U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier denied Johnson & Johnson's motion for judgment as a matter of law, which the company filed during a trial over plaintiff Deane Berg's allegations that Johnson & Johnson failed to warn her that Johnson's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower could cause ovarian cancer. The jury ultimately found for the company on Berg's claim for strict liability for failure to...

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