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J & J On The Hook For $2B, After SCOTUS Declines To Hear Appeal

FILE - In this April 15, 2011, file photo, a bottle of Johnson's baby powder is displayed. Johnson & Johnson is asking for Supreme Court review of a $2 billion verdict in favor of women who claim they developed ovarian cancer from using the company's talc products. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
FILE - In this April 15, 2011, file photo, a bottle of Johnson's baby powder is displayed. Johnson & Johnson is asking for Supreme Court review of a $2 billion verdict in favor of women who claim they developed ovarian cancer from using the company's talc products. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

The United States Supreme Court won’t hear a  Johnson and Johnson appeal, leaving a lower court ruling in effect, in a case involving 20 women who sued Johnson and Johnson.

As a results, Johnson & Johnson must pay two-billion dollars to women who say J & J  baby powder was contaminated with cancer-causing asbestos.

A lower court in Missouri  said J & J must pay 20 women who alleged the company’s talcum products caused ovarian cancer.

Johnson and Johnson argued in its appeal that the lower court ruling was “at odds” with independent safety reviews of their talcum products.

The Supreme Court ruling cited evidence that J & J knew its products contained asbestos and misrepresented their safety “for decades.”

 

 

FILE – In this April 15, 2011, file photo, a bottle of Johnson’s baby powder is displayed. Johnson & Johnson is asking for Supreme Court review of a $2 billion verdict in favor of women who claim they developed ovarian cancer from using the company’s talc products. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)   June 1st 2021

 

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