The Week (US)

Lawsuits: SCOTUS turns away Johnson & Johnson

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Johnson & Johnson must pay a $2.1 billion award to “20 women who alleged the company’s talcum baby powder caused ovarian cancer,” said Brent Kendall and Peter Loftus in The Wall Street Journal. The Supreme Court this week declined to consider J&J’s appeal, leaving in place a Missouri appeals-court ruling that had reduced the total judgment from $4.7 billion following a 2018 jury trial that found J&J “liable on all of the plaintiffs’ claims.” Justice Brett Kavanaugh, whose father was a cosmetic-industry lobbyist, didn’t participat­e in the deliberati­ons.

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