Johnson & Johnson asks SCOTUS to void $2 billion talc verdict

Source: Los Angeles Times

“Johnson & Johnson is asking for Supreme Court review of a $2-billion verdict in favor of women who say they developed ovarian cancer from using the company’s talc products. … The high court could say as soon as Tuesday whether it will get involved. At root, Johnson & Johnson argues that it didn’t get a fair shake in a 2018 Missouri trial that initially awarded $4.7 billion to 22 women who used the company’s talc products and developed ovarian cancer. A state appeals court cut the award by more than half and dropped two of the plaintiffs from the verdict but otherwise upheld the trial’s outcome.” (05/31/21)