The judge who oversaw the first punitive damages trial in the Risperdal litigation has decided to slash the award to $6.8 million after a Philadelphia jury handed up a record-busting $8 billion verdict against Janssen Pharmaceuticals last fall.

On Friday, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Kenneth Powell granted the post-trial remittitur motion that Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, had filed in the case Murray v. Janssen Pharmaceuticals. According to the docket, Janssen’s post-trial motions were denied in all other respects.

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