STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

Defendants Seek to Supplement Record in Appeal of Order Dismissing Talc-Based Powder Exposure Suit

ST. LOUIS –– The defendants appealing a federal court order granting a plaintiff’s motion to voluntarily dismiss a talc-based powder exposure case have moved to supplement the record, arguing that a scheduling order recently filed in state court is “highly relevant” to the instant proceedings.

In a June 3 motion, the defendants told the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that the case in which the underlying claims were supposed to be consolidated for trial is no longer a multi-plaintiff trial, thereby mooting the District Court’s order.

Michael Blaes filed the underlying lawsuit, contending that his wife’s ovarian cancer was ...

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