Talcum Powder Litigation Report
Hot on the heels of separate $72 million and $55 million verdicts entered against Johnson & Johnson defendants, HarrisMartin has launched this Talcum Powder Litigation Report, an online-only resource dedicated solely to news on talc-based powder ovarian cancer claims.
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The judge overseeing the national multidistrict litigation docket for talcum powder claims has issued a schedule for general causation expert witness and Daubert proceedings, placing a Daubert hearing for June 2019, according to a recent case management order.
A New Jersey appellate court is set to weigh in on a talcum powder admissibility dispute now that the state high court has issued its opinion in an Accutane proceeding, in which the court affirmed the dismissal of more than 2,000 cases on grounds that the exclusion of plaintiff expert testimony was “well-supported and well-reasoned.”
Defendants File Several Motions in Missouri Multi-Plaintiff Talcum Powder Case, Seek Dismissal on Forum, Jurisdiction Grounds
Imerys Talc America has filed several motions in a pending talcum powder case seeking the dismissal of non-Missouri plaintiffs on forum non conviens grounds, and asking the court to transfer venue.
A Missouri intermediate appellate court has allowed defendants in a talcum powder action more time to file their appellate brief, which will address a lower court decision exercising jurisdiction over the parties.
Issue #20, July 2018
HarrisMartin: Jury Adds $4.14 Billion in Punitive Damages to Earlier $550 Million Award in Talc Trial Against J&J
A Missouri jury has added $4.14 billion in punitive damages to an earlier award of $550 million in a multi-plaintiff talcum powder trial, bringing the total verdict to $4.69 billion in what was the first multi-plaintiff trial to proceed in the state.
Oral arguments have been scheduled for July 30 to address motions made by defendants to dismiss talcum powder cases pending in Delaware for lack of personal jurisdiction, according to recent filings.
Johnson & Johnson defendants involved in California’s coordinated talcum powder docket have moved to quash service of summons in a number of pending cases, contending that the plaintiffs do not have sufficient contacts with the state in order to confer jurisdiction.
A talcum powder plaintiff whose $55 million talcum powder verdict was tossed on jurisdiction grounds has asked the Missouri intermediate appellate court to rehear the matter or, in the alternative, transfer it to the state’s highest court for review.
Parties involved in a multi-plaintiff talcum powder trial in Missouri are scheduled to deliver closing arguments on Wednesday, July 11, sources confirmed to HarrisMartin Publishing.
Missouri Appellate Court Tosses $55 Million Talcum Powder Verdict, Says BMS Jurisdiction Precedent Applies to Claims
A Missouri appellate court has tossed a $55 million talcum powder verdict, finding that the U.S. Supreme Court’s personal jurisdiction decision in BMS controls the proceedings even though it was issued after the verdict was reached and while the appeal was pending.