STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

Fla. Federal Court Remands Ovarian Cancer Talc Case, Says J&J Hasn’t Established ‘Related to’ Jurisdiction

TAMPA, Fla. –– A Florida federal court has remanded an ovarian cancer talcum powder case, saying that Johnson & Johnson has not specified what the “certain contractual obligations” are between it and Imerys Talc America, which is undergoing bankruptcy proceedings.

In the July 11 opinion, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida further found that Johnson & Johnson has not specified what insurance policies under which Imerys Talc has demanded coverage.

“Nothing in the Johnson & Johnson Defendants’ allegations suggest there is automatic indemnification or automatic insurance liability,” the opinion said. “At best, the allegations suggest that ...

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