J&J Asks St. Louis Talc Jury To Stand Up For Corporations

Law360 (December 20, 2019, 8:29 PM EST) -- An attorney for Johnson & Johnson asked a St. Louis jury on Friday to show the world that corporations can get “a fair shake” in their city, after counsel for a woman claiming J&J’s baby powder caused her ovarian cancer said that not hitting J&J with a large verdict would lead to more women’s cancer deaths.

During closing arguments after a roughly two-week trial, J&J attorney Allison Brown of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP told the jury that “some people say corporations can’t get a fair shake in the city of St. Louis.”

“Some people say that there is...

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