STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

JPML Creates Federal Docket for Talc Uterine/Ovarian Cancer Actions in N.J.

WASHINGTON, D.C. –– The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has created a federal docket for talcum powder claims in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, explaining that the forum “will serve the convenience of the parties and witnesses and promote the just and efficient conduct of the litigation.”

In an Oct. 4 order, the panel said the actions, in which plaintiffs assert claims of personal injury or wrongful death stemming from the use of Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder, involve common questions of fact and that Judge Freda Wolfson is well qualified to oversee the ...

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