STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

Missouri Court Hears Defense Motions for New Trial and JNOV in Talc Case That Ended in $72 Million Verdict

ST. LOUIS –– Motions filed by Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Inc. for a new trial and for a judgment notwithstanding the verdict in a case that ended in a $72 million verdict have been heard and submitted, according to a recent docket entry.

According to the Missouri Circuit Court for St. Louis City online docket, the court heard the motions on May 31.

The plaintiffs had recently opposed the defense motions, refuting the defendants’ position that the jury’s award was excessive, and arguing that it “well within the bounds of what Missouri law recognizes ...

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