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J&J Gets New Trial After Jury Awards $417 Million in Baby Powder Talc Suit

Johnson & Johnson deserves a new trial after a jury ordered the world’s largest maker of health-care products to pay $417 million to a woman who blamed the company’s iconic Baby Powder for causing her cancer, an appeals court concluded. …

Reuters: J&J Refocused Baby Powder Marketing on Minority, Overweight Women

Pressure was mounting on Johnson & Johnson and its signature Baby Powder. In 2006, an arm of the World Health Organization began classifying cosmetic talc such as Baby Powder as “possibly carcinogenic” when women used it as a genital antiperspirant …

Colgate-Palmolive Settles Asbestos Claim Linked to Its Talc

Colgate-Palmolive Co. agreed to settle a lawsuit claiming its talcum powder products caused a Pennsylvania woman to develop mesothelioma, a fatal lung disease tied to asbestos exposure. New York-based Colgate-Palmolive moved to resolve Carol Schoeniger’s lawsuit to avoid a trial …

Large Claims Becoming More Expensive, Complex & Global: Allianz

Large liability claims are becoming more expensive, complex and international, with activity increasing outside the United States, according a report published by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). “Although recent years have seen a noticeable rise in large environmental liability …

Two Johnson & Johnson Talc Cancer Lawsuits Dismissed by New Jersey Judge

Johnson & Johnson persuaded a New Jersey judge to throw out two women’s lawsuits blaming the health-care company’s talcum powder for their ovarian cancer. The ruling may help J&J fend off more than 1,000 suits in state and federal courts …

J&J Must Pay $72M Over Powder Tied to Woman’s Cancer

Johnson & Johnson must pay $72 million to the family of a woman who blamed her fatal ovarian cancer on the company’s talcum powder in the first state-court case over the claims to go to trial. Jurors in St. Louis …