STORY FROM: Asbestos

Parties Reach Settlement in Asbestos Talcum Powder Action Shortly After Jury Selection Commenced

LOS ANGELES –– The parties involved in an asbestos talcum powder against Colgate-Palmolive in which the plaintiff said his use of Cashmere Bouquet led him to develop mesothelioma have reached a settlement agreement, sources confirmed to HarrisMartin.

Jury selection in the proceedings had begun June 28 in the California Superior Court for Los Angeles County. Opening arguments were scheduled for July 9; Judge Frederick C. Shaller was assigned to the case.

Paul M. Garcia filed the complaint, contending that his malignant mesothelioma was caused by talc products manufactured, supplied, or distributed by Defendants, according to an amended joint statement of ...

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