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J&J Gets $1B Damages Cut In Half In Hip Verdict

Law360, Dallas (January 3, 2017, 11:32 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge on Tuesday slashed nearly in half the more than $1 billion in punitive damages a jury awarded to plaintiffs who claimed Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. rushed a faulty hip implant to market, prompting the plaintiffs to appeal.

Each of the six plaintiffs in the third bellwether trial over DePuy’s Pinnacle Ultamet hip implant retained the jury’s awards of between $4 million and $6 million in compensatory damages, plus medical expenses, under judgment entered by U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade....
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