STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report
Plaintiffs Oppose Creation of Talcum Powder MDL Docket; J&J Supports Coordinated Docket, Suggests New Jersey Court
August 10, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Parties on both sides of the talcum powder litigation have lodged opposition to the recent effort to create a multidistrict litigation docket to handle the growing number of claims, with some of the plaintiffs contesting the creation of a docket outright and the Johnson & Johnson defendants suggesting a different location.
In an Aug. 5 opposition brief filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, plaintiffs Mona Estrada and Barbara Mihalich noted that their cases had been pending since 2014 and “already being well-managed without MDL treatment.”
Plaintiff Tanashiska Lumas filed a motion for consolidation and ...