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Johnson & Johnson Gets $72M Talc Verdict Tossed on Appeal

Oct. 17, 2017, 3:36 PM

An out-of state plaintiff didn’t belong in a talc-injury case brought in a plaintiff-friendly Missouri court and isn’t entitled to her $72 million jury award against Johnson & Johnson, the Missouri Court of Appeals ruled Oct. 17 (Estate of Fox v. Johnson & Johnson, 2017 BL 370679, Mo. Ct. App. E.D., No. ED104580, 10/17/17).

The court applied a recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of Cal., to determine that Jacqueline Fox’s claims related to her ovarian cancer didn’t arise out of J&J’s activities in the state.

With that, the court tossed...

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