Topics: Products Liability
Testimony from Dr. Thomas McNish that Judge Shawn Bratton considered one of multiple "willful" violations of court orders, warranting sanctions against Ford in a suit over the deaths of a Georgia couple.
Editor's Note 8/2/18: This article is updated with a statement from Ford.
Lawrenceville, GA—A Gwinnett County State Court judge last month precluded Ford from challenging its underlying fault in a wrongful death rollover suit, as part of an array of sanctions for conduct that he concluded forced a mistrial in the case. Hill v. Ford, 16-C-04179-S2.
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect a $4.14 billion punitive verdict in the case.
This is a developing story, and updates will be added as events warrant.
St. Louis—Jurors Thursday slammed Johnson & Johnson with a $4.69 billion verdict, including more than $4.1 billion in punitives, for the role they concluded the company played in the ovarian cancer 22 women developed after years of using its talc-based products. Ingham v. Johnson & Johnson, 1522-CC10417.