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

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By Tina BellonNEW YORK (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc America, a unit of Imerys SA , must pay $117 million in damages in a case involving 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 to Stephen Lanzo after awarding him and his wife $37 million in compensatory damages during the first stage of the trial last Thursday.The verdict by jurors in New Brunswick, New Jersey, came in the second trial nationally ...

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 02:30 IST