Juul Says Its Focus Was Smokers, but It Targeted Young Nonsmokers

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By Julie Creswell and Sheila Kaplan, New York Times SAN FRANCISCO — In the face of mounting investigations, subpoenas and lawsuits, Juul Labs has insisted that it never marketed or knowingly sold its trendy e-cigarettes and flavored nicotine pods to teenagers. As youth vaping soared and “juuling” became a high school craze, the company’s top executives have stood firm in […]

Ousted Juul Executive Claims Vaping Firm Refused To Recall 1 Million Contaminated Pods

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Topline: A former executive at embattled e-cigarette firm Juul has alleged in a lawsuit filed on Tuesday that the company knew it had sold 1 million contaminated pods to consumers and retailers but did not inform them. Former senior VP of global finance Siddharth Breja claims that he was “inappropriately terminated” after he internally flagged […]

Philly Jury Hits Vein Filter Co. With $34M Defect Award

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A Philadelphia jury returned a $33.7 million verdict on Monday after agreeing that Rex Medical LP had defectively designed a clot-catching vein filter that perforated a major blood vessel and became permanently lodged inside a woman’s body. Jurors sided with claims from Georgia resident Tracy Reed-Brown that defects in Rex’s so-called Option filter, which was […]

California Jury Returns $40 Million Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson

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A California woman suffering from mesothelioma has prevailed in the latest talc trial against Johnson & Johnson, following six days of jury deliberation that ended Friday when the jury awarded her $40 million in damages. Nancy Cabibi, 71, of Hasuer, Idaho, and her husband Phil sued Johnson & Johnson makers of Johnson’s Baby Powder, following her pleural mesothelioma diagnosis in 2017. […]

J&J Hit With $37.3M Verdict In NJ Talc Case

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A New Jersey state jury Wednesday slammed Johnson & Johnson with $37.3 million in combined compensatory damages over claims four people developed mesothelioma by using the pharmaceutical giant’s baby powder. Soon after kicking off the third full day of deliberations in the nearly two-month trial, the jury handed down those verdicts, deciding the company’s talc […]

J&J Wouldn’t Risk ‘Golden Egg’ With Talc Warning, Jury Told

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A New Jersey jury began deliberations Thursday in a case brought by four mesothelioma patients who blame asbestos in Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder for their disease, which their attorney said was caused because the pharmaceutical giant didn’t want consumer warnings to put its “golden egg” product at risk. The cancer patients, who range in age […]

J&J Can’t Get New Trial After $29.5M Talc Verdict

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–by Dorothy Atkins with Additional reporting by Daniel Siegal and Cara Salvatore. Editing by Jay Jackson Jr. A California judge refused Friday to grant Johnson & Johnson a new trial after a jury found the company’s talcum-based baby powder contained cancer-causing asbestos that caused a woman’s mesothelioma and said the $29.5 million award isn’t excessive since it’s […]