BREAKING: Johnson & Johnson Cleared in Talcum Powder-Cancer Trial

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Mar 3, 2017 7:43:48 PM


 Bart Williams delivers his closing argument for Johnson & Johnson. 

St. Louis—Jurors cleared Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier Friday afternoon of responsibility for the ovarian cancer a woman claims was caused by years of using the consumer giant’s baby powder products. Swann v. Johnson & Johnson, 1422-CC09326-01.

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Topics: Products Liability, Missouri, Swann v. Johnson & Johnson

Evidence Rules May Be the $127M - and Counting - Difference Between Missouri and New Jersey Talc-Cancer Cases: Report

Posted by Courtroom View Network on Oct 20, 2016 11:54:22 AM


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Missouri juries have awarded $127 million in state talc-cancer cases this year, with more potentially to come, while New Jersey, a hotbed of talc-cancer litigation itself, recently threw out two similar cases. Why the disparity? According to a legal expert interviewed in a recent Forbes article, it may be fundamental differences in expert witness admissibility.

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Topics: product liability, Missouri

Video Vault: $55M Talc Verdict Follows Closings Comparing Johnson & Johnson to Tobacco, Asbestos Cos.

Posted by Teresa Lo on Aug 19, 2016 2:19:58 PM

Plaintiffs' attorneys firing the first courtroom salvos in sweeping litigation over popular products face a high hurdle to success: convincing jurors a product they may have used all of their lives can cause potentially catastrophic harm. That's the hurdle The Smith Law Firm's Allen Smith overcame in landing a $55 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson for the ovarian cancer Smith says J&J's signature-brand baby powder caused his client, Gloria Ristesund. 

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Topics: Negligence, Products Liability, Ristesund v. Johnson & Johnson, Missouri