STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report
Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Case That Didn’t Name Imerys Talc as Defendant Among Thousands Recently Removed
April 19, 2019
BATON ROUGE, La. –– A talcum powder ovarian case that did not name Imerys Talc America Inc. as a defendant is among the thousands recently removed by Johnson & Johnson defendants in their efforts to have the bankruptcy court overseeing Imerys’ Chapter 11 petition assert jurisdiction over pending state court claims.
In the April 18 removal notice filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, the Johnson & Johnson defendants argued that while Imerys Talc is not named in the underlying complaint, the company supplied talc to J&J and “the plaintiff may have claims against the ...