STORY FROM: Asbestos

Retrial Underway in Cosmetic Talcum Powder Asbestos Case Against J&J

LOS ANGELES –– A retrial is underway in a cosmetic talcum powder asbestos case against Johnson & Johnson, one year after a mistrial was declared in the case after jurors indicated to the court that they were deadlocked.

The retrial began with opening statements on Sept. 9 in the California Superior Court for Los Angeles County. Since then, the plaintiffs have presented the testimony of Arnold Brody, Ph.D.; John Hopkins; William Longo, Ph.D.; and Jacqueline Moline, M.D. to jurors.

The initial trial lasted approximately one month before ended in a mistrial after five days of deliberations.

The mistrial was entered ...



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