J&J Wins Jury Verdict in Baby Powder Suit

Skadden secured a unanimous defense jury verdict on behalf of Johnson & Johnson in a multi-plaintiff Missouri state court case alleging that the company’s baby powder causes ovarian cancer and seeking up to $1 billion in damages. Following a three-week trial, a St. Louis jury returned the verdict after less than one hour of deliberation. The jury found that the baby powder was not a carcinogen and that there was no failure to warn consumers of the alleged dangers associated with it.