STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

Missouri Judge Denies Defense Post-Trial Motions Contesting $4.69 Billion Talcum Powder Verdict

ST. LOUIS –– A Missouri state court has denied Johnson & Johnson’s motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict, motion for new trials, and motion for new trials on damages in a talcum powder case that ended in a $4.69 billion verdict in favor of 22 talcum powder plaintiffs.

In an order issued Dec. 19, the Missouri Circuit Court for St. Louis City opined that the “evidence presented on [causation] was sufficient to support the jury’s verdict.”

Hon. Rex M. Burlison of the Missouri Circuit Court for St. Louis City entered 22 separate judgments for the plaintiffs in August. Each plaintiff ...

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