STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

Missouri Judge Enters $4.69 Billion Judgment in Favor of Talcum Powder Plaintiffs One Month After Verdict

ST. LOUIS –– A Missouri state court judge has entered judgment in favor of 22 talcum powder plaintiffs and against Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., ordering the defendants to pay the plaintiffs a total of $4.69 billion.

Hon. Rex M. Burlison of the Missouri Circuit Court for St. Louis City entered 22 separate judgments for the plaintiffs. Each plaintiff was awarded $213 million total.

Of that total, each plaintiff was awarded $25 million in compensatory damages; $143,181,818.18 of the $3.15 billion awarded in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson; and $45 million of the $990 ...

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