STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

Missouri Supreme Court Stays Upcoming Multi-Plaintiff Talcum Powder Trial After Defendants Raise Venue Challenges

ST. LOUIS –– The Missouri Supreme Court has sustained a writ of prohibition in an upcoming talcum powder ovarian cancer trial, granting defendants’ request to review a venue dispute in what was scheduled to be the next multi-plaintiff case to proceed to trial in the state.

The state high court sustained the petition in a one-page order issued Jan. 14, stating that the preliminary writ was ordered to issue returnable to Court en banc in 30 days. The high court also stated that the relators’ motion to file exhibits under seal was sustained and that such exhibits should be filed ...

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