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Calif. Jury Awards $12 Million at Conclusion of Asbestos Cosmetic Talc Trial Against J&J, Colgate-Palmolive
June 12, 2019
OAKLAND, Calif. –– A California jury has awarded $12 million at the conclusion of an asbestos cosmetic talcum powder trial, finding both Johnson & Johnson defendants and Colgate-Palmolive liable for the woman’s development of mesothelioma.
The California Superior Court for Alameda County jury reached the verdict on June 12, awarding $2 million in economic damages and $10 million in non-economic damages.
Sources said that Johnson & Johnson was assigned 30 percent liability, while Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. was allocated 10 percent liability. Colgate-Palmolive was assigned 40 percent liability.
In her complaint filed Oct. 2018, plaintiff Patricia Schmitz argued ...