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Imerys Talc Indicates Intent to Appeal Order Denying Post-Trial Motions in $22 Million Asbestos Talc Verdict

SAN FRANCISCO –– Imerys Talc America has indicated its intent to contest a trial court order denying a post-trial motion it filed in the wake of a $22 million verdict, which the court found was supported by substantial evidence.

Imerys Talc America filed a notice of appeal on March 7, according to the California Superior Court for Alameda County’s online docket.

“…Plaintiffs offered substantial evidence some of the C-400 and T-076 talcs sold during his exposure period contains tremolite,” the trial court concluded in rejecting the post-trial motion. “[T]hat at least some of the tremolite was asbestiform; that Decedent ...

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