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Calif. Court Tentatively Agrees to Dismiss Prop 65 Talc Case Against J&J Over Defense Objections
July 31, 2019
LOS ANGELES –– A California federal court overseeing a Proposition 65 case brought against Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. for its allegedly asbestos-containing talcum powder products has issued a tentative order saying it is inclined to grant the plaintiffs’ motion to voluntarily dismiss over defense objections, finding “no plain legal prejudice” to the defendants.
In a tentative ruling issued July 29, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California did find, however, that the Johnson & Johnson defendants would be entitled to certain costs and fees if the court were to grant the ...