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Defendants in Asbestos Cosmetic Talc Case Say Suit Doesn’t Belong in Asbestos Docket, Seek Assignment to Complex Litigation Center

PITTSBURGH –– Defendants named in an asbestos cosmetic talcum powder case have filed a motion to assign the case to the county’s complex litigation center, arguing that the claims should not be governed by Allegheny County’s Asbestos Docket since that docket’s case management orders do not account for extensive expert discovery or admissibility practice required of the underlying proceedings.

In a Feb. 2 joint motion, the defendants urged the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas for Allegheny County to assign the case to the commerce and complex litigation center, arguing that there is no agreement in the scientific community that there ...

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