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U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Hear J&J Appeal In Asbestos Case

  • Reuters, Tuesday, June 1, 2021 10:28 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court is leaving in place a $2.12 billion damages award to women who blamed their ovarian cancer on asbestos in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder and other talc products. The justices turned away an appeal and upheld a Missouri state court ruling in litigation brought by 22 women whose claims were heard together in one trial. J&J, which will make a payment of $2.5 billion this month including accrued interest, said in a statement that there are unresolved legal issues that will continue to be litigated. It previously has said it faces more than 19,000 similar claims.

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