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Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - J&J Left With $187.5M Punitive Damages Verdict After Judge Reduces $750M Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - A New Jersey jury on Feb. 6 awarded $750 million in punitive damages - which the judge immediately reduced to $187.5 million - after a previous jury found that asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talc products caused four plaintiffs' mesothelioma and awarded them $37.3 million, sources told Mealey Publications (Douglas Barden, et al. v. Brenntag North America, et al., No. MID-L-1809-17, N.J. Super., Middlesex Co.).
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