SCOTUS ruling puts $72 million talcum powder verdict for family of Tarrant woman in jeopardy

SCOTUS ruling puts $72 million talcum powder verdict for family of Tarrant woman in jeopardy


Last year's $72 million jury verdict for the family of a Tarrant woman, who claimed the Johnson & Johnson talc powder products she used caused her ovarian cancer, could be in jeopardy after an U.S. Supreme Court ruling concerning lawsuit forum shopping. The U.S. Supreme Court last week ruled a California court lacked jurisdiction to consider the claims by non-residents against Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in a lawsuit alleging problems with that company's blood thinner drug Plavix.



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