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Pa. Court Accepts Cosmetic Talc Meso Case Back to Docket after J&J’s Efforts to Remove Case Fail

PITTSBURGH –– A Pennsylvania state court has accepted a cosmetic talcum powder mesothelioma case back to its docket, noting that a federal court had rejected Johnson & Johnson’s efforts to remove the case.

In a July 24 order filed by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the court noted that the matter is not related to Imerys Talc America’s bankruptcy case.

In an amended complaint filed Aug. 4, the plaintiffs in the underlying case stated that Mary Herron frequently used cosmetic talcum products for approximately 30 years, purchasing those products at the local Rite Aid Pharmacies. ...

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