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The recent news that Johnson & Johnson has been ordered by a Texas jury to pay more than $1 billion to patients whose artificial hips had to be surgically removed was the latest attention-grabber in the world of product liability litigation. The verdict includes more than $30 million in actual damages for the six plaintiffs and more than $1 billion in punitive damages, the largest reported punitive award against a company in 2016.           

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