Johnson & Johnson loses motion to reverse jury verdict
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Johnson & Johnson loses motion to reverse jury verdict

Johnson & Johnson lost its motion Wednesday to reverse a $4.69 billion jury verdict against them.

Johnson & Johnson had asked “that the jury verdict be thrown out on jurisdictional grounds and asked for separate trials for the plaintiffs, according to the order issued Wednesday.” However, the judge denied this motion. In response, “Johnson & Johnson said that the verdict could still eventually be reversed in an appeals court.”

The jury verdict was the result of a lawsuit brought by 22 women who claimed that Johnson & Johnson’s “talc products, such as baby powder, caused ovarian cancer.” Reports from Reuters as well as the New York Times showed that Johnson &a Johnson had been aware of the risk of the asbestos, a carcinogen, in its talc for decades.