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J&J Put In A Corner By Court That Slashed $4.7B Talc Verdict

Law360 (June 26, 2020, 10:59 PM EDT) -- In cutting a $4.69 billion talc verdict against Johnson & Johnson in half on Tuesday, a Missouri appellate panel also handed the company a resounding defeat on several key legal questions that could shape future talc trials in the state, setting up a climactic showdown in the Missouri Supreme Court.

The court slashed nearly $2.6 billion from the record-setting verdict won by a group of plaintiffs, led by Gail Ingham, who alleged asbestos and other carcinogens in J&J talc products — Johnson's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower — gave 22 women ovarian cancer. Ingham died while the appeal was pending....

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