Appeals Court Reverses $117M Talc Verdict
The Appeals Court faulted the admission of two plaintiffs' experts and claimed that Middlesex Superior Court Judge Ana Viscomi, who oversaw the 2018 trial, "did not assess the methodology, or the underlying data used by the two experts to form their opinions,” according to Wednesday's opinion.
A New Jersey appeals court has reversed a $117 million talcum powder verdict after finding the trial judge should not have allowed two plaintiffs’ experts to testify at trial.
Wednesday’s ruling comes nine months after another New Jersey appeals court reversed a trial judge’s summary judgment ruling tossing two plaintiffs’ experts in a different talcum powder case. Both decisions cited a 2018 landmark ruling by the New Jersey Supreme Court establishing the standard of scientific evidence to be admitted at trial.
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