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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

$8 Billion Punies Verdict Against J&J

I'm a bit late reporting this, but last week a Philadelphia jury awarded $8 billion in punitive damages to a man who alleged a drug manufactured by J&J caused him to grow breasts.  The lawsuit claimed J&J was aware of the risk, but failed to warn physicians.  In 2015, the plaintiff was awarded $680,000 in compensatory damages.  Undoubtedly a challenge based on the ratio is forthcoming.  America Now has details.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2019/10/8-billion-punies-verdict-against-jj.html

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