STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

Talcum Powder MDL Judge Issues Protocol Order on Handling of Pathological Evidence

NEWARK, N.J. –– The court overseeing the national coordinated talcum powder docket has issue a protocol order for the handling of pathological evidence, ordering that half of a tissue sample must be made available to the defendants.

The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey’s July 27 order addressed the “collection, division, storage, preservation and production of pathology evidence for which, special handling, division, storage and preservation procedures may be warranted.”

The order applies to all talcum powder actions currently pending in the national coordinated multidistrict litigation docket. The parties agreed to be bound by its terms, ...

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