Mo. High Court Won't Review $2.1B J&J Talc Verdict

By Cara Salvatore (November 3, 2020, 3:59 PM EST) -- The Missouri Supreme Court refused Tuesday to take up a dispute over a $2.1 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson over ovarian cancer in longtime users of the company's talcum powder, prompting the consumer products giant to pledge to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Missouri Supreme Court declined to weigh in on a case in which a jury found that asbestos and other carcinogens in Johnson & Johnson talc products gave 22 women ovarian cancer. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The state high court refused J&J's application asking to transfer the case from a lower appellate court that had cut the...

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