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Parties in Asbestos-Containing Talc Case Against J&J, Imerys Talc Scheduled to Resume Trial

LOS ANGELES –– Parties involved in an asbestos trial involving Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower talcum powder products are scheduled to resume trial on Oct. 19, one week after a mistrial was declared just days into testimony, multiple sources told HarrisMartin.

The retrial will begin nine days after Judge C. Edward Simpson of the California Superior Court for Los Angeles County ended the trial on grounds that a witness testifying referenced ovarian cancer. Mentioning ovarian cancer in the current asbestos trial had been precluded by a pretrial ruling.

In the original complaint, filed Jan. 10, 2017, plaintiffs Tina ...

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