Law360, New York (January 21, 2015, 2:56 PM EST) -- A West Virginia federal judge on Tuesday left intact a $2 million jury verdict against C.R. Bard Inc. in a bellwether trial over alleged defects in its vaginal mesh implants, saying the company hadn’t proven a miscarriage of justice and denying it a new trial.
But U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin also refused to find unconstitutional a provision in Georgia’s Tort Reform Act of 1987 that requires prevailing product liability plaintiffs to pay 75 percent of their punitive damages to the state. The Cissons’ complaint was originally filed in Georgia before being transferred to the MDL in March 2011....
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