Calif. Appellate Court Refuses to Disturb $12 Million Verdict in Talc Asbestos Case



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SAN FRANCISCO ā€” A California appellate court has refused to disturb a $12 million verdict in a talcum powder asbestos case, rejecting arguments by Johnson & Johnson and Colgate-Palmolive Co. that the trial court abused its discretion by admitting certain expert testimony.

In a Dec. 23 opinion, the California Court of Appeal, 1st District, also rejected defendantsā€™ arguments that the trial court gave an adverse inference instruction regarding negligence, product liability, and concealment that was unjustified and prejudicial.

When Patricia Schmitz was a child, she applied J&Jā€™s Baby Powder (JBP) to her siblings, and she herself used it from ā€¦

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