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J&J Wins Mo. Appeal Of $72M Talc Cancer Verdict

Law360, Los Angeles (October 17, 2017, 10:39 PM EDT) -- A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday tossed a jury’s finding that Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder caused a woman’s fatal ovarian cancer and award of $72 million in damages, ruling the Alabama woman’s case should never have been tried in St. Louis.

Jacqueline Fox was one of dozens of women whose claims were consolidated in a complaint filed against J&J in the Circuit Court of St. Louis in June 2014, and her claims were the first selected to go to trial, according to her estate's attorneys....
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