A Missouri appeals court has reversed a $110 million talcum powder verdict against Johnson & Johnson.
Tuesday’s ruling by the Missouri Court of Appeals found that the Virginia plaintiff, Lois Slemp, who alleged she got ovarian cancer in 2012 from using Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder, had no jurisdiction to bring her case in Missouri under the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2017 decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of California. The ruling wipes out the fourth verdict in a St. Louis courtroom that helped launch much of the ovarian cancer litigation against Johnson & Johnson.
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