STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report
Petition to Coordinate California State Talcum Powder Claims Granted
August 9, 2016
LOS ANGELES –– A petition to create a coordinated docket for California’s growing number of talcum powder claims has been granted, according to a recent ruling.
In an Aug. 2 ruling, Judge Ann I. Jones of the Los Angeles Superior Court found that “coordination will promote the ends of justice.”
“Given the expected magnitude of the cases (i.e., approximately 2,000) and Petitioners’ representation that the majority of the Plaintiffs will be from Southern California, the Court recommends that the site of the coordinated proceedings be Los Angeles County,” the ruling stated.
Plaintiffs filed the petition in May, arguing that all ...