STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report
Talc Plaintiffs Oppose Efforts to Transfer Case to Complex Docket; Say Cases Have Already Been Consolidated for Discovery
October 4, 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. –– Plaintiffs involved in a talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit have resisted efforts by Johnson & Johnson defendants to transfer the case to a complex litigation division, arguing that the court has already ordered that the case be consolidated for discovery with other cases pending in the district.
In a Sept. 17 opposition brief filed in the Florida 17th Judicial Circuit Court for Broward County, the plaintiffs that there was “no need” to transfer the case since the judge overseeing the underlying claims has indicated his willingness to preside over consolidated actions dealing with talcum powder....