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J&J Blames Jury Misconduct for $417 Million Talc Verdict

Johnson & Johnson said a $417 million verdict in a talc powder cancer case should be thrown out because three jurors were excluded by fellow panelists from the decision-making process, reports Bloomberg Technology.

“The three were wrongly left out of deliberations on the fourth-largest U.S. jury award of the year because they didn’t agree with the other nine jurors that baby powder was the cause of a lifelong user’s ovarian cancer, the company said in a request for a new trial,” according to reporter Edvard Pettersson.

The jury foreperson said that the three jurors who were excluded from the discussions about damages had expressed doubts that J&J’s product was a fault.

Read the Bloomberg article.


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