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Old 08-21-2017, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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YUGE settlement.

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LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.

The verdict in the lawsuit brought by the California woman, Eva Echeverria, marks the largest sum awarded in a series of talcum powder lawsuit verdicts against Johnson & Johnson in courts around the U.S.

http://abc7.com/health/record-$417m-award-in-lawsuit-linking-baby-powder-to-cancer/2331919/
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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Just proves that keeping morons off jury pools isn't the easiest thing in the world.
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:11 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Social justice in action.


Good luck proving J&J baby powder causes ovarian cancer.


Think of all the millions of people who have used JJBP and are just fine.


These activist judges would rather destroy a company's reputation than mete out legal justice.
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:14 AM
 
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Social justice in action.


Good luck proving J&J baby powder causes ovarian cancer.


Think of all the millions of people who have used JJBP and are just fine.


These activist judges would rather destroy a company's reputation than mete out legal justice.
no need to do that. all you gotta do is convince a clueless jury.

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Johnson & Johnson spokeswoman Carol Goodrich said in a statement that the company will appeal the jury's decision.
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:15 AM
 
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Social justice in action.

Good luck proving J&J baby powder causes ovarian cancer.

Think of all the millions of people who have used JJBP and are just fine.

These activist judges would rather destroy a company's reputation than mete out legal justice.
Civil case.

Doesn't the jury determine the settlement? I wouldn't assume that this was on the judge. Also, state law may play a part in this.

Perhaps someone here can explain it for us.
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:17 AM
 
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There is enough evidence it is a real thing. Talcum powder should not be used on babies.
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Civil case.

Doesn't the jury determine the settlement? I wouldn't assume that this was on the judge. Also, state law may play a part in this.

Perhaps someone here can explain it for us.

Yes that amount was recommended by the jury, this is quite a bit above prior awards.


Very strange that talcum powder causes cancer.


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The verdict came after a St. Louis, Missouri jury in May awarded $110.5 million to a Virginia woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012.
She had blamed her illness on her use of the company's talcum powder-containing products for more than 40 years.
Besides that case, three other trials in St. Louis had similar outcomes last year with juries awarding damages of $72 million, $70.1 million and $55 million, for a combined total of $307.6 million

Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer - ABC News
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:39 AM
 
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Civil case.

Doesn't the jury determine the settlement? I wouldn't assume that this was on the judge. Also, state law may play a part in this.

Perhaps someone here can explain it for us.
State law dictates that.

Historically, you'd try to get these sorts of cases tried in the most impoverish, uneducated parts of the US where you can get a big settlement which grabs headlines and then gets reduced greatly to not much publicity on appeal.

Lots of tort reform efforts to curtail "venue shopping" or "jury shopping".

At some point in the last 20 years something like 50% of all national class action lawsuits were being filed in the state of Mississippi. The trial lawyers aren't dumb.
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:45 AM
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State law dictates that.

Historically, you'd try to get these sorts of cases tried in the most impoverish, uneducated parts of the US where you can get a big settlement which grabs headlines and then gets reduced greatly to not much publicity on appeal.

Lots of tort reform efforts to curtail "venue shopping" or "jury shopping".

At some point in the last 20 years something like 50% of all national class action lawsuits were being filed in the state of Mississippi. The trial lawyers aren't dumb.

Correct. Johnson & Johnson will offer her, say, 10 percent and agree to forego the appeal; she will probably accept.
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Old 08-22-2017, 10:33 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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There is enough evidence it is a real thing. Talcum powder should not be used on babies.
Yup...in fact I had doctors tell me 20 years ago to not use talcum powder on my nether regions. I'm glad I listened.
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