Monday, January 20, 2020

Judge Determines Johnson & Johnson Should Be Required to Pay $6.8M in Punitive Damage For Failing to Warn About Risperdal Risks

In a ruling issued last week, the judge presiding over a product liability action against Johnson & Johnson, reduced the award of punitive damages granted by the jury to $6.8 million, which is 10 times the amount of compensatory damages which is generally held to be the upper threshold for punitive damage awards that are constitutionally permitted.  The jury had originally awarded $8 billion in punitive damages.  Go here for more details on this story.

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