Unreliable Expert Opinion Dooms California Talc Verdict

Law360, New York (November 14, 2017, 11:28 AM EST) -- We are sure you all heard about the $417 million verdict returned recently against a talcum powder manufacturer in Los Angeles, and we are equally sure you heard about the trial court’s order setting the verdict aside and entering judgment in favor of the defendants. See In re Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cases, No. BC628228, 2017 WL 4780572 (Cal. Superior Ct. Oct. 20, 2017).

We will repeat that result because it’s really important: The trial court did not just grant a new trial. It found...
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