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J&J, Imerys must pay $117 million to New Jersey man in asbestos cancer case

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By Tina BellonNEW YORK (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson and a unit of Imerys SA must pay $117 million in damages to a man who said he developed cancer due to his exposure to asbestos in talc-based products, a New Jersey state court jury said on Wednesday.The jury ordered the companies to pay an additional $80 million in punitive damages after awarding the man $37 million in compensatory damages during the first stage of the trial on Thursday.The verdict by jurors in New Brunswick, New Jersey, came in the second trial nationally to focus on claims that J&J's talc products contained asbestos as ...

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 01:13 IST