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Imerys Talc Backs Motion for New Trial in Asbestos Talc Case that Ended in $22 Million Verdict
January 30, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO –– Imerys Talc America has backed its motion for a new trial in an asbestos talc case that ended in a $22 million verdict, maintaining that the court should have included manufacturers or suppliers of raw or powdered asbestos on the verdict form since there was “substantial evidence” that the plaintiff was exposed to those raw products.
In a Jan. 23 reply brief filed in the California Superior Court for Alameda County, the defendant additionally argued that the liabilities and assets it assumed as a successor-in-interest to Cyprus Talc Corp. were “limited in scope.”
In December 2017, a ...