Supreme Court Declines Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Appeal

The lower court ruling stands on $2.1 billion in damage for contaminated powder.

The Supreme Court turned down a Johnson & Johnson appeal challenging a $2.1 billion civil judgment awarded to 22 women who alleged the company’s talcum baby powder caused ovarian cancer. In a brief written order, the High Court left the Missouri appeals court ruling against the company in place.

The women, all of whom had developed cancer, brought their product-liability claims in 2015, alleging that the company’s talcum contained asbestos and that J&J knew it and kept it secret.

The company denied the asbestos claims or that the talcum products were carcinogenic and, in a court brief, said epidemiological studies “have found no meaningful association between cosmetic talc use and ovarian cancer.”

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  • For the Supreme Court Justices as they conclude the current session this month and the many rulings they will be making.
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Sources: Wall Street Journal, SCOTUS blog


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