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$55 Million Talc Verdict Against J&J Thrown Out (1)

June 29, 2018, 10:32 PMUpdated: June 29, 2018, 11:01 PM

A Missouri court June 29 threw out a $55 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit filed by a woman who claimed she contracted ovarian cancer from exposure to its talc products.

A state court jury in 2016 had awarded Gloria Ristesund, a resident of South Dakota who never lived in Missouri, $5 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages.

But the Missouri Court of Appeals, citing the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2017 ruling in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, held that the lower court lacked jurisdiction over her claims because she...

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