After a jury came out with a defense verdict in a New Jersey talcum powder case last year, Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Ana Viscomi found herself preparing for a second trial involving the same attorney for Johnson & Johnson, Diane Sullivan.

Sullivan’s overarching theme during her closing argument in the prior trial was to attack the plaintiffs’ lawyers. At a hearing ahead of the second trial, the judge said she was “horrified” at that conduct, and barred Sullivan from doing it again.

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