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US court orders $120m payout in baby powder cancer case – RNZ

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $120 million in damages to a Brooklyn woman and her husband, after she blamed her cancer on asbestos exposure from using…

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Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $120 million in damages to a Brooklyn woman and her husband, after she blamed her cancer on asbestos exposure from using the company’s baby powder.
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Justice Gerald Lebovits of the state supreme court in Manhattan reduced the payout from the $325m a jury awarded Donna Olson, 67, and Robert Olson, 65, in May 2019 following a 14-week trial.
While upholding the jury’s liability finding, Lebovits wrote on 11 November that the damages were…

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