STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report
Johnson & Johnson Defendants Oppose Motion for Extension on Trial Picks, to Add Plaintiffs to Petition
April 27, 2016
ST. LOUIS –– Defendants involved in a multi-plaintiff talc-based powder exposure suit have opposed a recent motion by the plaintiffs to add more parties to the petition, saying that the proposed parties are not Missouri residents, did not purchase the allegedly harmful products in the state, and were not diagnosed with ovarian cancer in Missouri.
In an April 22 opposition brief filed in the Missouri Circuit Court for St. Louis City, the Johnson & Johnson defendants also expressed concern as to a request by the plaintiffs to delay their trial selections by 30 days, noting that the schedule leading up ...