STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

Calif. Talcum Powder Judge Awards Summary Judgment to Imerys Talc in First Case Set for Trial

LOS ANGELES –– The California judge overseeing the state’s coordinated docket for talcum powder personal injury claims has awarded summary judgment to Imerys Talc America in the first case scheduled to proceed to trial, agreeing with the defendant that, as a provider of raw material in bulk to a sophisticated buyer, it cannot be held liable for the plaintiff’s injuries.

Judge Maren Nelson of the California Superior Court for Los Angeles County issued the order on July 10 after more evidentiary hearings were held in anticipation of the first trial.

The trial, involving claims brought by plaintiff Eva Echeverria, is ...

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