In the News Today - July 16, 2018

July 16, 2018

J&J Hit With $4.7 Billion Jury Verdict in Baby Powder Suit: A St. Louis jury ruled Johnson & Johnson must pay $4.69 billion in damages to 22 women and their families in the latest talcum powder lawsuit. The company said it was “deeply disappointed” with what it considered a “fundamentally unfair process” and plans to appeal. (Wall Street Journal)

“From Policy to Payday”: An examination of legal contracts in the city of Boulder, Colorado’s lawsuit against energy companies over potential effects of climate change found that though the city says its lawyers are working “pro bono,” they still stand to take 20 percent of any recovery. Former Colorado Attorney General Gale Norton said the city “traded environmental plaintiffs’ attorneys, who were primarily focused on public policy, for an increasing number interested in financial gain.” (Forbes/Legal Newsline)