High Court Won't Hear J&J Appeal Of $140M Motrin Verdict

Law360, New York (January 19, 2016, 2:16 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to review a $140 million jury verdict over inadequate warnings on Johnson & Johnson's Children's Motrin in favor of a teenager who had developed a life-threatening skin condition, which had been upheld by Massachusetts' highest court.

The nation's high court, as customary, didn't comment on why it decided to deny Johnson & Johnson's petition for writ of certiorari. The pharmaceutical giant had argued in its Oct. 8 petition that claims by Samantha Reckis and her parents that J&J's Children's Motrin gave Reckis a horrific skin condition, requiring multiple hospital stays and surgeries since she...

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