Plaintiffs lawyers who got a $417 million talcum powder verdict last year said the Los Angeles judge who vacated their award did an “about-face” on their experts, according to an appeal brief filed on Wednesday.

The brief, filed before California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal, said Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson allowed the plaintiffs’ expert testimony before and during trial but, after the Aug. 21 verdict, found there was insufficient evidence linking Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder to the plaintiff’s ovarian cancer. Plaintiffs lawyer want the appeals court to reinstate the verdict and reverse Nelson’s order granting Johnson & Johnson’s motions for judgment notwithstanding the verdict and a new trial.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]