A jury hit Johnson & Johnson with a $750 million verdict on Thursday in a trial alleging its baby powder caused four people to get mesothelioma, but the judge is likely to reduce the award to $185 million.
A New Jersey jury issued the award, which was all punitive damages, after less than a day of deliberations and about three weeks of trial. The punitive damages add to a $37 million compensatory damages verdict that a separate jury awarded in the same case in September.
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