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Ask the Lawyer: Can a judge really throw out a jury verdict?

16:06 EST 14 Nov 2017 | Topix

Q: I read where a California just recently judge tossed-out a very large jury verdict against Johnson & Johnson. So, after all the time, effort and cost of the trial, now what? M.S., Torrance A: Yes, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge granted a motion for new trial by Johnson & Johnson, who had been hit in August with a verdict consisting of $70 million in compensatory damages, and $347 million in punitive damages.

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