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A Los Angeles jury gave Johnson & Johnson a defense verdict in the latest mesothelioma trial over its baby powder.

The verdict, announced Wednesday, comes one year after the first trial in the same case ended in a mistrial. This time, the jury in Los Angeles Superior Court found that Johnson & Johnson was not liable for Carolyn Weirick’s mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer she was diagnosed with in 2017.

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Amanda Bronstad

Amanda Bronstad is the ALM staff reporter covering class actions and mass torts nationwide. She writes the email dispatch Critical Mass. She is based in Los Angeles.

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