Bloomberg Law
Feb. 23, 2023, 12:11 AM

J&J Rebuffed by US Supreme Court on Vaginal-Mesh Award (2)

Greg Stohr
Greg Stohr
Bloomberg News

The US Supreme Court rejected a Johnson & Johnson appeal, leaving intact a $302 million award against the company for misrepresenting the risks of vaginal-mesh implants to California consumers.

The rebuff is a victory for California, the first state to go to trial against the company after thousands of US women sued and some products were recalled. The Supreme Court made no comment in turning away the appeal by J&J and its Ethicon unit.

J&J contended the company wasn’t given fair notice that it could face such steep penalties for using marketing materials it says weren’t proven to have reached ...

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