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Johnson & Johnson Fails To Overturn $2B Baby Powder Verdict, Plans Supreme Court Appeal

Missouri’s highest court on Tuesday refused to consider Johnson & Johnson’s appeal of a $2.12 billion damages award to women who blamed their ovarian cancer on asbestos in its baby powder and other talc products. The Missouri Supreme Court let …

Bayer Appeals $20.5M Roundup Ruling to California Supreme Court

Bayer AG has asked California’s Supreme Court to review a decision awarding $20.5 million to a groundskeeper who claimed the company’s Roundup weedkiller caused his cancer, arguing the ruling was at odds with federal law and settled legal principles. Bayer, …

Bayer Loses California Appeal of Roundup Verdict, But Damages Are Reduced

Bayer AG failed to persuade a California appeals court to overturn a verdict favoring a school groundskeeper who claimed its Roundup weed killer caused his cancer but reduced the amount of damages by 74% to $20.5 million. The decision by …

J&J Ordered by Jury to Pay $9 Million in Talc-Cancer Case

Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a Florida jury to pay $9 million to an 82-year-old woman who blamed asbestos-tainted talc for her cancer, the latest court loss for the company in U.S. litigation over its iconic baby powder. Jurors …

Lawyer Who Helped Musk Beat Defamation Suit Takes on Tesla’s Investors

A Manhattan trial lawyer who helped Elon Musk defeat a defamation lawsuit by a British caver is now set to defend the Tesla Inc. CEO in a fight with shareholders. Alex Spiro, a partner in the New York office of …

Court Says Insurance Doesn’t Cover Attacker in School Fight

DOVER, Del. — Delaware’s Supreme Court has overturned a judge’s ruling that an insurance company must extend liability coverage to a teenager who was convicted of criminally negligent homicide after a school bathroom attack that left a 16-year-old girl dead. …

Elon Musk Beats Back Defamation Lawsuit Over Insulting Tweet

Elon Musk beat back a defamation claim from a British cave expert who sued the billionaire CEO over a tweet in which Musk labeled Vernon Unsworth a “pedo guy.” A federal jury in Los Angeles Friday took about an hour …

Steinbeck Kin Gets Break in Court Penalty, but Stern Warning

LOS ANGELES — A federal appeals court attempted to close the book on endless litigation between the relatives of author John Steinbeck in a ruling that upheld a $5 million verdict against his daughter-in-law, but threw out $8 million she …

Opioid Fines Could Reach $150 Billion in Worst-Case Scenario

Monday’s $572 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson may mean one analyst’s “bear case scenario” of $150 billion in opioid damages just got one step closer. Patrick Trucchio, a Berenberg analyst, on Tuesday renewed his April projection for U.S. liabilities …

J&J Shares Rise as Oklahoma Opioid Award Less Than Expected

Johnson & Johnson shares rose as much as 5.4% after an Oklahoma judge ordered the company to pay far less than some investors expected in the first trial by a state seeking compensation for the public-health crisis spawned by opioid …