STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

Miss. Court Stays Attorney General Action Against J&J Pending Appeal

JACKSON, Miss. –– A Mississippi state court has granted Johnson & Johnson’s motion to stay a talcum powder action brought by the Mississippi Attorney General, pending final resolution of the appeal of an order denying defense efforts to obtain summary judgment.

In a Feb. 5 order, the Mississippi First Judicial District Chancery Court for Hinds County additionally ordered that the trial setting and all deadlines are “hereby continued.”

“Upon final resolution of the Johnson Defendants’ and Valeant Defendants’ petition for interlocutory appeal, the parties and/or the Court may revisit trial setting, scheduling deadlines, and any pending or otherwise outstanding ...

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