Law360 (March 23, 2021, 9:39 PM EDT) — If the U.S. Supreme Court docket opinions Johnson & Johnson’s $2.1 billion loss to most cancers sufferers who blamed the corporate’s talcum powder for his or her sickness, the case could possibly be an opportunity to put new constraints on juries’ energy to award punitive damages — a change excessive on the company protection bar’s want record for many years.
The excessive court docket hasn’t thought of a punitive damages case in 12 years, though it heard a string of them within the late Nineties and 2000s with out creating any broad, line-in-the-sand caps. J&J believes it has the proper case to rekindle the justices’ curiosity: the damage litigation identified…
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