STORY FROM: Asbestos
N.Y. Court Vacates Recommendation in Asbestos Talc Cases, Allows Report on Baby Powder Sample Testing
January 11, 2019
NEW YORK –– A New York trial court has in part vacated a recommendation in several asbestos cosmetic talcum powder cases against Johnson & Johnson, concluding that the plaintiffs should be permitted to use a report from Dr. William Longo that includes testing results of Baby Powder samples.
In a series of Jan. 7 orders, the New York Supreme Court for New York County opined that the defendants have not shown that they would be prejudiced by the late additional disclosure, in light of the fact that the materials tested by Longo were always in the defendants’ possession, not ...