Huge Punitive Damages Award in Actos Bellwether Trial

, The National Law Journal


A jury in Louisiana has awarded more than $9 billion in the first federal bellwether trial over claims that taking Actos increases the risk of getting bladder cancer.

What's being said

  • The punitive damages will certainly be reduced to no more than 10 times the amount of compensatory damages, if not less. Still, it sends a message to the defendants. Who is paid the punitive damages in Louisiana? I understand it varies state to state.

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