STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report
Talcum Powder MDL Judge Appoints Special Discovery Master Over Plaintiff Objections
September 12, 2017
TRENTON, N.J. –– The judge overseeing the talcum powder national multidistrict litigation docket has issued an order appointing Hon. Joel Pisano (Ret.) to the role of special discovery master, rejecting concerns raised by counsel for the plaintiffs over Judge Pisano’s affiliation with pharmaceutical manufacturers.
In an Aug. 30 order, Judge Freda L. Wolfson of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey appointed Judge Pisano to the position of Special Master, opining that it was satisfied that there are no grounds to disqualify the judge.
“Indeed,” the court said in its order, “the Court does not ...
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