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J&J Attacks Asbestos Talc Claims in S.C. Suit, Says Evidence Shows Talc Not Present in Relevant Mines
September 11, 2018
SPARTANBURG, S.C. –– Johnson & Johnson has moved for summary judgment in an asbestos case, arguing that the plaintiffs have failed to establish that the company’s talcum powder contained asbestos fibers and instead have failed to respond to the defendant’s documentation showing that decades of testing has shown there is, in fact, no asbestos in talcum powder products.
In a July motion filed in the South Carolina 7th Judicial Circuit Court of Common Pleas, the Johnson & Johnson defendants maintained that the relevant talc mines did not contain asbestos, that asbestos was not present in the talc that was ...