STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report
J&J Defendants Seek Summary Judgment in 3 Talc Cases Scheduled for June Trial Setting
May 25, 2017
ST. LOUIS –– Johnson & Johnson defendants have filed motions for summary judgment in the three talcum powder cases scheduled to be tried in what will be the first multi-plaintiff trial to take place in Missouri state court, in part contesting causation evidence and arguing that the claims are preempted.
In the separate briefs filed May 17 in the Missouri Circuit Court for the City of St. Louis, the defendants attacked the plaintiffs’ evidence for both general and specific causation, argued that the claims were preempted under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and said the claims for conspiracy, concert ...