Calif. Jury Awards $12 Million at Conclusion of Asbestos Cosmetic Talc Trial Against J&J, Colgate-Palmolive

  • Complaint
  • Verdict Sheet

OAKLAND, Calif. –– A California jury has awarded $12 million at the conclusion of an asbestos cosmetic talcum powder trial, finding both Johnson & Johnson defendants and Colgate-Palmolive liable for the woman’s development of mesothelioma.

The California Superior Court for Alameda County jury reached the verdict on June 12, awarding $2 million in economic damages and $10 million in non-economic damages.

Sources said that Johnson & Johnson was assigned 30 percent liability, while Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. was allocated 10 percent liability. Colgate-Palmolive was assigned 40 percent liability.

In her complaint filed Oct. 2018, plaintiff Patricia Schmitz argued …


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