STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

HarrisMartin: California Jurors Reach Defense Verdict in Retrial of Cosmetic Talcum Powder Asbestos Case

LOS ANGELES — Jurors in California have reached a defense verdict for Johnson & Johnson at the conclusion of a retrial in a cosmetic talcum powder asbestos case, HarrisMartin Publishing is reporting.

The California Superior Court for Los Angeles County jury reached the verdict moments ago, one year after a mistrial was declared in the initial trial. Hon. Cary Nishimoto presided over the retrial, which began on Sept. 9 with opening statements.

The parties presented closing arguments on Oct. 7; jurors deliberated for two more days before reaching the verdict.

In her original complaint, Carolyn Weirick said she ...

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