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Johnson & Johnson to Pay $120 Million in NY Baby Powder Case

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered by a New York state judge to pay $120 million in damages to a Brooklyn woman and her husband, after she blamed her cancer on asbestos exposure from using the company’s baby powder. Justice …

New York Charges Johnson & Johnson with Insurance Fraud Over Opioid Claims

New York state filed civil charges on Thursday accusing Johnson & Johnson of insurance fraud for downplaying the risks of opioid painkillers, including to doctors and elderly patients. Governor Andrew Cuomo said the charges by New York’s Department of Financial …

Johnson & Johnson to Acquire Assets of Georgia-Based National Program Management

Johnson & Johnson will expand its presence in Georgia by acquiring the assets of National Program Management (NPM) located in Alpharetta. The parties expect the transaction to close Sept. 1, 2020. National Program Management’s origins date back to the mid-1980s …

Talc Miner Imerys to Forfeit North America Units to Settle 14,000 Cancer Lawsuits

Imerys SA, which mines talc used in Johnson & Johnson’s iconic Baby Powder and other products, agreed to turn over its North American operations to resolve more than 14,000 lawsuits claiming the mineral caused cancer in some consumers. Imerys Talc …

Talcum Lawsuits Against J&J Can Proceed with Testimony Limits

Thousands of plaintiffs who say that Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder and talc products caused cancer can go forward with their claims, but face limits on what expert testimony will be allowed in trials after a Monday ruling by a …

Trial Date Set for August in $1.25B West Virginia Opioid Settlement

West Virginia communities seeking a $1.25 billion settlement with the opioid industry are set to go on trial against the companies in late August, a federal judge said Thursday. The Aug. 31 trial date will serve as a deadline for …

Drug Industry to Pay $1.25B to Settle Opioid Suits with West Virginia

Communities in West Virginia say they would get $1.25 billion from the drug industry in a proposed settlement that would end most of the litigation stemming from the opioid crisis in the state. The deal would be the first of …

Judge Cuts Johnson & Johnson Damages in Risperdal Case From $8 Billion to $6.8 Million

A Pennsylvania judge on Friday slashed to $6.8 million from $8 billion a punitive damages award against Johnson & Johnson to a man who said it failed to warn that boys using its antipsychotic drug Risperdal could grow breasts. Judge …

J&J Reported to Settle Baby Powder Claim for $2 Million

Johnson & Johnson agreed in the middle of a trial to pay more than $2 million to resolve a woman’s claims that asbestos-laced baby powder caused her cancer, according to people familiar with the case. The settlement marks a rare …

St. Louis Jury Hands Johnson & Johnson a Win in Talc Case

A St. Louis jury has ruled in favor of Johnson & Johnson in the latest of several lawsuits alleging that the company’s baby powder caused ovarian cancer. The jury ruled 9-3 late on Dec. 20, denying 56-year-old Vickie Forrest’s allegation …