June 2, 2021 — The U.S. Supreme court said Tuesday that it won’t hear Johnson & Johnson’s appeal over a $2 billion ruling in favor of women who said they developed ovarian cancer from using the company’s talc products.
The nation’s top court did not say why it rejected Johnson & Johnson’s appeal, the Associated Press reported.
A state court in Missouri initially awarded $4.7 billion to 22 women, but a state appeals court cut that to $2 billion and eliminated two of the plaintiffs.
Johnson & Johnson claimed it wasn’t treated fairly because it faced one trial involving 22 plaintiffs from 12 states and different backgrounds, the AP reported.
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