J&J Said to Pay More Than $2 Million in Rare Talc Accord
Johnson & Johnson agreed in the middle of a trial to pay more than $2 million (AUD$2.91m) to resolve a woman’s claims that asbestos-laced baby powder caused her cancer, according to people familiar with the case.
The settlement marks a rare decision by the drugmaker to cut a deal while fighting thousands of similar claims.
Jurors in state court in Oakland, California, heard more than two weeks of testimony before the judge told them Monday that the case had settled.
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