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Plaintiffs in Separate Asbestos Cosmetic Talc Cases Pending in S.C. State Court Seek Consolidation

CHARLESTON, S.C. –– Plaintiffs in two separate asbestos cosmetic talcum powder lawsuits pending against Johnson & Johnson in South Carolina state court have moved to consolidate their claims, saying that the state’s Civil Procedure “provide for the consolidation of matters when they involve a common question of law or fact.”

In the March 21 motion filed in the South Carolina Court of Common Pleas for Ninth Judicial Circuit for Charleston County, the plaintiffs said that the two cases “involve common questions of law and fact in that both Plaintiffs used Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder on a regular and frequent ...

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