J&J Unit Says Wrong Venue Merits Toss Of $12M Mesh Award

Law360, Philadelphia (October 11, 2017, 7:31 PM EDT) -- A $12.5 million pelvic mesh verdict against a Johnson & Johnson unit should be thrown out on grounds that Pennsylvania did not have jurisdiction to hear claims from the Indiana woman who brought the case, the subsidiary told a state appeals court Wednesday.

D. Alicia Hickok, an attorney with Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP representing the New Jersey-based J&J unit Ethicon Inc., maintained during oral arguments that Patricia Hammons had no connection to Philadelphia sufficient to give a court there jurisdiction over claims that the company’s mesh left her...
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