STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

3rd Circuit Grants Joint Motion to Extend Briefing Deadlines in Appeal of Order Dismissing Talc Class Action

TRENTON, N.J. –– The 3rd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has granted a joint motion to extend the briefing deadlines in the appeal of an order dismissing a talcum powder class action complaint, allowing the plaintiffs until Jan. 5 to file their brief.

In a Nov. 30 order, the federal appellate court further ordered that the defendants file their brief by March 2, and the plaintiffs file a reply brief by April 2.

The plaintiffs’ brief had previously been due Dec. 18.

In July, the MDL Court granted Johnson & Johnson’s motion to dismiss the first amended complaint filed in ...

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