November 4, 2020

Missouri Supreme Court declines to review $1.6 billion punitive damages award against Johnson & Johnson

Reuters reports that the Missouri Supreme Court has declined to review the intermediate appellate decision that reduced a $4.14 billion punitive damages award to $1.62 billion. You can read our coverage of the Court of Appeal decision here. Not surpisingly, J&J says it plans to file a cert. petition, as reported by Law.com. With a total judgment in excess of $2 billion, how could they not?