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HarrisMartin: N.J. Jury Adds $750 Million Total in Punitive Damages to Earlier $37.3 Million Verdict in Asbestos Talc Trial

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. –– A New Jersey jury has added $750 million in punitive damages total to an earlier $37.3 million compensatory damage verdict at the conclusion of the second phase of a trial in which Johnson & Johnson’s Chief Executive Officer Alex Gorsky took the stand, HarrisMartin Publishing is reporting.

The New Jersey Superior Court for Middlesex County reached the verdict on Feb. 6 after just hours of deliberations.

Court sources confirmed the verdict to HarrisMartin, indicating that each plaintiff was awarded $187.5 million each: $93.75 million against Johnson & Johnson and $93.75 million against Johnson & Johnson Consumer ...

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