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No Verdict Reached in J&J Baby Powder Case

Christie Smythe, Jef Feeley
No Verdict Reached in J&J Baby Powder Case

A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial in a case against Johnson & Johnson alleging that exposure to asbestos in its Johnson’s Baby Powder caused a woman’s fatal cancer. Jurors in Darlington County state court were unable to reach a unanimous decision on Friday in the case brought by the husband of Bertila Boyd-Bostic, according to Judge Jean Toal. Boyd-Bostic, 30, and her husband ran a three-person law firm in Columbia, South Carolina.