Cozen O’Connor: Jim Heller Discusses Recent Risperdal Settlement in The Legal Intelligencer

Jim Heller Discusses Recent Risperdal Settlement in The Legal Intelligencer

Monday, June 1, 2015

Jim Heller, chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Products Liability Practice Group, discusses the third settlement in Philadelphia’s Risperdal mass tort, Walker v. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, which was settled for a confidential amount the day opening arguments were scheduled, and the possibility of this leading to a global resolution to the litigation. Jim said Supervising Judge Arnold New's order barring punitive damages in the cases, in accordance with New Jersey law, stands as a roadblock to a global settlement. Johnson & Johnson, Janssen's parent company, is a New Jersey entity.

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James H. Heller

Co-Chair, Commercial Litigation Department
Chair, Products Liability

jimheller@cozen.com

(215) 665-2189

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