STORY FROM: MDL Mass Tort & Class Action Monitor

Philadelphia Jury Awards $8 Billion in Punitive Damages Against Janssen at Conclusion of Risperdal Case

PHILADELPHIA –– A Philadelphia jury has awarded plaintiffs a total of $8 billion in punitive damages at the conclusion of a Risperdal case against Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., sources confirmed to HarrisMartin Publishing.

The verdict was reached by the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas for Philadelphia County on Oct. 8.

The case represented the first time a Philadelphia jury has determined punitive damages in a Risperdal case; earlier last year, a Pennsylvania intermediate appellate court reversed an order barring the jury from weighing the plaintiffs’ punitive damage claim.

Maryland resident Nicholas Murray filed the instant action against Janssen in the ...

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