Johnson & Johnson had a new defense team in New Jersey court Tuesday as the punitive damages phase got underway in the case of four users of J&J talc products that previously yielded a $37 million compensatory damages verdict.

Allison Brown of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Morton Dubin of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe were on hand in Middlesex County Superior Court in New Brunswick to represent Johnson & Johnson at openings in the punitives phase.