Looking Back on The Legal's Top Verdicts of 2021
The following article excerpt from The Legal Intelligencer highlights Blank Rome’s recent client success, Blank Rome Trial Team Secures Unanimous Jury Verdict on Behalf of Johnson & Johnson Following Six-Week Trial, as one of the five highest verdicts covered in 2021.
Pandemic-related court closures meant the beginning of 2021 was rife with stalled litigation, but as courts brought back juries, Pennsylvania’s attorneys were able to secure some big-ticket verdicts in the second half of the year.
Below are the five highest verdicts covered by The Legal in 2021. All came out of one of the state’s two most populous counties—Allegheny and Philadelphia.
Philadelphia’s first Johnson & Johnson talc case to go to trial ended in favor of the pharmaceutical company. The win was J&J’s second victory related to its talc product following court reopenings and was an aberration from the company’s past losses in Philadelphia over products such as the medication Risperdal and pelvic mesh produced by J&J subsidiary Ethicon. Blank Rome led the defense against Beasley Allen in the case.
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“Looking Back on The Legal's Top Verdicts of 2021,” by Aleeza Furman was published in The Legal Intelligencer on December 20, 2021.