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Jurors pound Johnson & Johnson with $4.69 billion judgment; Company vows to appeal

By John Sammon | Jul 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Jurors on July 12 handed Johnson & Johnson a body-blow, levying a total $4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in compensatory damages to 22 women who claimed its talcum powder contained asbestos that caused them to develop ovarian cancer.

Tenn. senator: Former prosecutor Haag overzealous in failed case against FedEx

By Jessica Karmasek | Aug 17, 2016

While the U.S. Attorney’s Office has said its internal review of the FedEx case isn’t meant to assign blame, attorneys for FedEx contend U.S. Department of Justice prosecutors ignored evidence that the company tried to cooperate with the federal agency.

U.S. Senate panel holds hearing on asbestos trust bill

By Jessica Karmasek | Feb 4, 2016

This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee took up the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act, or FACT Act, portion of a bill that passed the House last month. Opponents argue the legislation’s reporting requirements could violate asbestos victims’ privacy. Those in favor of the bill say it’s a necessary “additional check” on the current system.

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