J&J Talc Plaintiff Wants 2nd Shot At Reviving $72M Award

By Rick Archer (November 1, 2017, 9:34 PM EDT) -- A Missouri appeals court was asked Tuesday to reconsider its decision to toss a $72 million jury verdict finding Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder caused a woman's fatal ovarian cancer based on a post-trial U.S. Supreme Court ruling, with the estate saying it should get a chance to make a case under the new law.

The Missouri Court of Appeals overruled the February verdict last month, saying under the rules established in the June Supreme Court ruling in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, the state court had no jurisdiction over the case brought by the estate of Jacqueline Fox,...

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