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In Brief: Dow Chemical breast implant litigation

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Dow Chemical breast implant litigation: Reno, Nevada jury finds Dow Corning parent firm liable for $4.1 mil. in compensatory damages and $10 mil. in punitive damages to plaintiffs Charlotte and Marvin Mahlum for injuries ascribed to Dow Corning silicone gel breast implants. Dow Chemical says it will seek to have the verdict "set aside" on the grounds that the jury's decision was not supported by evidence. In April, federal court Judge Samuel Pointer upheld a plaintiff's motion making Dow Chemical subject to direct liability claims ("The Gray Sheet" May 1, I&W-16)...

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