Calif. Jury Awards More than $40 Million at Conclusion of Asbestos Talc Trial; No Punitive Damages Awarded

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LOS ANGELES –– A California jury has awarded plaintiffs asserting asbestos cosmetic talc claims more than $40 million in compensatory damages at the conclusion of a trial against Johnson & Johnson, sources told HarrisMartin Publishing.

The California Superior Court for Los Angeles County jury reached the verdict on Sept. 27 after a four-week trial that began on Aug. 28. Jurors began deliberations late on Friday, Sept. 19, and continued until a verdict was reached six days later, according to court documents.

The more than $40 million award was solely compensatory damages, sources said; jurors did not find that Johnson & …


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