STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

Imerys Talc America Moves for Summary Judgment in First Calif. Trial, Says It Is Bulk Supplier of ‘Inherently Safe’ Material

LOS ANGELES –– Imerys Talc America Inc. has moved for summary judgment in what is scheduled to be the first talcum powder case to proceed to trial in California’s coordinated docket, maintaining that, as a provider of raw material in bulk to a sophisticated buyer, it cannot be held liable for the plaintiff’s injuries.

Sources confirmed to HarrisMartin that the California Superior Court for Los Angeles County is still scheduled to oversee the first trial in the coordinated docket on July 10; prior to that, the court will preside over a five-day hearing starting on June 25 to determine the ...

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