STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

N.J. State Court Awards Summary Judgment to Defendants in Talcum Powder Case Scheduled for Oct. Trial

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. –– A New Jersey state court overseeing what was scheduled to be the first talcum powder suit to proceed to trial in the state has awarded the Johnson & Johnson defendants and Imerys Talc America Inc. summary judgment, finding that the expert testimony proffered by the plaintiffs was not admissible.

The New Jersey Superior Court for Atlantic County issued the 35-page order Sept. 2, opining that “though both plaintiffs’ experts are eminently qualified, their areas of scientific inquiry, reasoning, and methodology are slanted away from objective science and towards advocacy.”

“As these proceedings drew to a close, ...

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