STORY FROM: Asbestos
N.Y. Jury Awards $25 Million to Plaintiffs at Conclusion of Asbestos Cosmetic Talc Trial
May 21, 2019
NEW YORK –– A New York jury has awarded $25 million in compensatory damages at the conclusion of an asbestos cosmetic talcum powder trial against Johnson & Johnson and answered affirmatively that the plaintiffs are entitled to punitive damages, HarrisMartin Publishing is reporting.
The New York Supreme Court for New York County jury reached the verdict just moments ago after three days of deliberations, sources told HarrisMartin. The jury’s “yes” answer as to whether the plaintiffs were entitled to punitive damages has triggered a second phase of trial, sources added.
The punitive phase of the trial will begin ...