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How They Won It

Robinson Calcagnie, Smith Law Team Up To Take Down J&J

Law360, Los Angeles (August 25, 2017, 9:37 PM EDT) -- Mark Robinson, Allen Smith and their five-firm team of attorneys set a record for damages in talcum powder litigation even without the use of key evidence introduced in prior trials, with a focused case that convinced a bellwether California jury to find Johnson & Johnson's talc products caused a woman's terminal cancer and award her $417 million.

That verdict, reached by a Los Angeles jury on Aug. 21, saw J&J and its subsidiary and co-defendant Johnson & Johnson Consumer hit with $70 million in compensatory damages...
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