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Ga. Court Awards Summary Judgment to Colgate-Palmolive in Asbestos Talc Case Involving Mesothelioma, Ovarian Cancer
October 2, 2018
BRUNSWICK, Ga. –– A Georgia federal court has awarded summary judgment to Colgate-Palmolive in a cosmetic talcum powder case involving claims of both mesothelioma and ovarian cancer, concluding that “no study, test, or expert can opine as to the quantity of asbestos” contained in the product purchased by the decedent.
In the Sept. 28 opinion, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia awarded summary judgment to what was the lone remaining defendant in the case.
The plaintiffs asserted the claims on behalf of Sharon M. Hanson, contending that Hanson’s use of Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s talcum powder product ...