J&J Wants Talc Trial Moved Due To Plaintiffs' Atty Ads

Law360, Boston (August 2, 2016, 7:59 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson wants the next trial over an alleged link between its talcum baby powder and ovarian cancer to take place 100 miles away from St. Louis because of plaintiffs’ attorneys “blanketing” the city and its surroundings with TV advertisements about previous blockbuster verdicts that could taint the jury pool.

In a court filing on July 28, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. said that its experts have shown that news of a $72 million verdict in February and a $55 million verdict in May, repeated ad nauseum 30 seconds at a time by plaintiffs’ attorneys in the St. Louis area,...

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