Jury Verdict News: SC’s top court backs Risperdal verdict against J&J, but cuts penalty to $136M

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It’s bad news and good news for Johnson & Johnson’s ($JNJ) legal department today. South Carolina’s Supreme Court upheld a jury verdict against …

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It’s bad news and good news for Johnson & Johnson’s ($JNJ) legal department today. South Carolina’s Supreme Court upheld a jury verdict against the company in a Risperdal marketing lawsuit, but did slash the $327 million judgment by more than half.

South Carolina Supreme Court Justice John Kittredge

The lawsuit centered on promotional materials J&J’s pharma unit Janssen used to market the antipsychotic drug.

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