June 29, 2018 / 9:38 PM / 19 days ago

NJ judge upholds $117 mln talc verdict against J&J, Imerys

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New Jersey judge has upheld a $117 million jury award against Johnson & Johnson and the U.S. unit of talc supplier Imerys in a case involving a man who claimed he developed cancer due to exposure to asbestos in J&J talc products.

Judge Ana Viscomi of the Middlesex County Superior Court in New Brunswick, New Jersey, on Friday refused the companies’ motions to set the verdict aside, her chambers confirmed.

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