Johnson & Johnson Settles Calif. Talc Case Midtrial

Law360 (January 6, 2020, 1:17 PM EST) -- Johnson & Johnson has ended one of its latest talc trials with a midtrial settlement, a California judge announced Monday, meaning a jury that was one of the first to hear about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's October finding of asbestos in a bottle of talcum powder will have no chance to weigh in on that information.

Alameda County Judge Stephen Kaus made the announcement to the jury as proceedings Monday got underway, telling the jury, "I have some news, which is that the parties have settled their case. … I don't know what the settlement is; I just know...

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