N.J. Court Denies Post-Trial Motions in $186 Million Asbestos-Talc Punitive Damage Verdict

  • Directed Verdict Order
  • JNOV Order
  • Judgment
  • Mistrial Order
  • Punitive Damage Order

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. –– A New Jersey court has denied post-trial motions filed by Johnson & Johnson defendants in an asbestos-talc case that ended with awards of more than $200 million in damages for four plaintiffs, in part rejecting the defendants’ efforts to obtain a new punitive damages trial.

In several orders filed June 29, the New Jersey Superior Court for Middlesex County denied the defendants’ motions for a new punitive damages trial, for judgment notwithstanding the verdict, for a directed verdict, and for a mistrial based on plaintiffs’ improper closing argument regarding Mr. Alex Gorsky.

The court heard arguments …


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