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N.Y. Court Denies Colgate-Palmolive’s Motion for Summary Judgment in Asbestos Cosmetic Talc Case

NEW YORK –– A New York court has rejected Colgate-Palmolive’s efforts to obtain summary judgment in an asbestos cosmetic talcum powder case, finding that the defendant had failed to establish that there weren’t asbestos fibers in its talcum powder products.

In the Aug. 27 order, the New York Supreme Court for the New York County found that any weaknesses in the plaintiff’s evidence were for the jury to weigh.

“Colgate-Palmolive has failed to meet its initial burden to demonstrate the absence of asbestos in its talc source mines or in its talcum powder,” the court concluded. “Even if Colgate-Palmolive met ...

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