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South Carolina Judge: $327 Million Penalty Due For Marketing Of Risperdal
Posted on 6 Jun 2011 by Tom Moylan

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - (Mealey's) A South Carolina state court judge on June 3 ordered the Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson to pay $327,073,700 for violating the state's Unfair Trade Practices Act by using... Read More

Arkansas High Court Reverses $1.2B Risperdal Verdict For State Law Violations
Posted on 21 Mar 2014 by Tom Moylan

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — (Mealey’s) In a 4-3 decision, the Arkansas Supreme Court on March 20 reversed a $1.2 billion verdict against Janssen Pharmaceuticals for violating state law in its marketing of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal ( Ortho-McNeil... Read More

First New Jersey Levaquin Tendon Injury Trial Ends With Defense Verdict
Posted on 14 Oct 2011 by Tom Moylan

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - (Mealey's) The first trial in New Jersey's Levaquin mass tort litigation ended Oct. 14 with a defense verdict for Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. ( Paul Gaffney v. Johnson &... Read More

2nd Levaquin/Tendon Rupture MDL Trial Ends In Defense Verdict
Posted on 20 Jun 2011 by Tom Moylan

MINNEAPOLIS -- The second trial in the Levaquin antibiotic multidistrict litigation ended in a defense verdict June 17 when a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota found that defendant Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.... Read More

S.C. Supreme Court Oks Risperdal Unfair Trade Verdict, Lowers Penalty To $136 Million
Posted on 26 Feb 2015 by Tom Moylan

COLUMBIA, S.C. — (Mealey’s) In a 4-1 ruling, the South Carolina Supreme Court on Feb. 25 affirmed that Janssen Global Services LLC engaged in unfair trade practices through its marketing of the atypical antipsychotic drug Risperdal but shortened... Read More

Pennsylvania Jury Awards $10 Million To Girl In Children's Motrin Case
Posted on 20 May 2011 by Tom Moylan

PHILADELPHIA - (Mealey's) A Pennsylvania state court jury on May 20 awarded $10 million in compensatory damages to a 13-year-old girl who claims that she suffered extensive burns and was blinded in one eye by Children's Motrin when she was 3-1... Read More

Levaquin Compensatory Verdict Affirmed By 8th Circuit; Punitive Verdict Reversed
Posted on 3 Dec 2012 by Tom Moylan

ST. LOUIS — (Mealey’s) The Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Nov. 30 unanimously affirmed denial of judgment as a matter of law or new trial for compensatory damages in the first Levaquin multidistrict litigation bellwether trial but... Read More

Jury Awards $1.8 Million To Plaintiff In First Levaquin MDL Bellwether Trial
Posted on 9 Dec 2010 by Tom Moylan

MINNEAPOLIS - (Mealey's) A Minnesota federal jury on Dec. 8 awarded a plaintiff in the first Levaquin multidistrict litigation bellwether trial a total of $1,815,000 in compensatory and punitive damages after finding that manufacturer Ortho-McNeil... Read More

Pennsylvania State Court Jury Awards $2.5 Million In Risperdal Gynecomastia Trial
Posted on 24 Feb 2015 by Tom Moylan

PHILADELPHIA — (Mealey’s) A Pennsylvania state court jury on Feb. 24 awarded $2.5 million to the family of a man who claimed that the atypical antipsychotic drug Risperdal caused gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts ( P.P., et al. v. Ortho... Read More