Jury Hits Kimberly-Clark, Halyard With $454M Fraud Verdict

Law360, Los Angeles (April 7, 2017, 10:19 PM EDT) -- A California federal jury found late Friday that Kimberly-Clark Corp. and its spinoff Halyard Health Inc. misled buyers about the impermeability of the companies’ MicroCool surgical gowns, awarding a class of buyers a whopping $454 million in compensatory and punitive damages in the fraud trial.

An attorney for the class, Michael Avenatti of Eagan Avenatti LLP, told jurors during closing arguments earlier in the day that it was widely known within the companies that their MicroCool surgical gowns were not compliant with safety standards and posed...
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