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.



Current Issue

North Carolina Court Grants Motion to Strike Report, Testing in Asbestos Talc Case

A North Carolina federal court has granted a motion to strike a report and testing from a plaintiff expert in an asbestos talcum powder action, saying the plaintiff failed to disclose the expert, or his testing, in accordance with Rule 26 standards.

3rd Circuit Hears Arguments Relating to Dismissal of Talcum Powder Class Action Suit

The 3rd Circuit has heard arguments relating to the dismissal of a talcum powder class action suit and is poised to weigh in on whether the plaintiffs had sufficiently alleged an injury-in-fact.

Whittaker, Clark & Daniels Move to Dismiss Asbestos Cosmetic Talc Claims on Jurisdiction Grounds

Whittaker, Clark & Daniels has moved to dismiss an asbestos cosmetic talc suit on grounds that the court cannot exercise personal jurisdiction over the defendant since the contacts the company has with Florida are “insufficient.”

Talcum Powder PSC Backs Efforts to Conduct Depositions on Missing, Misplaced Talc Samples

The plaintiffs’ steering committee involving in the talcum powder MDL docket have filed a reply brief supporting their position that they should be permitted to conduct depositions relating to the location of talc samples, saying that the Special Master did not have access to all of the information when making his decision.

Parties Exchange Letters on Re-Filing of Economic Loss Talcum Powder Claims in State Court

Plaintiffs who re-filed their talcum powder economic loss claims in state court in the wake of an MDL Court dismissing a similar class action suit have backed their decision to pursue their claims at the state level, saying the defendant had agreed to the dismissal of the former action under Article III.

New Complaint Filed in Fla. State Court Levies Asbestos Cosmetic Talc Claims Against J&J

An asbestos-containing cosmetic talcum powder lawsuit has been filed against several defendants –– including Johnson & Johnson –– in Florida state court, in which the plaintiff contends that exposure to asbestos-containing talc caused the decedent to develop mesothelioma.

Fla. State Court Refuses to Dismiss Talcum Powder Plaintiffs’ Fraud Claim, Says Defendants Must Answer Complaint

A Florida state court has denied Johnson & Johnson’s efforts to toss fraud claims in a talcum powder case, rejecting the defendant’s position that the complaint failed to state a claim upon which relief could be granted.

Legislation Regulating Warning Labels on Children’s Talc Cosmetic Products Pending in House

Legislation aimed at increasing labels on children’s cosmetic products to include a warning on the potential inclusion of asbestos in the talc is currently pending in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Parties Agree to Dismissal of Claims Against Personal Care Products Council in Fla. Talc Action

Parties involved in a Florida ovarian cancer talcum powder action have stipulated to the dismissal of Personal Care Products Council from the pending lawsuit, according to court documents.

Jury Selection Slated to Begin Today in Missouri Multi-Plaintiff Talcum Powder Trial

Jury selection is scheduled to begin this morning in a multi-plaintiff talcum powder trial in which 22 plaintiffs will ask a Missouri jury to award them damages for their injuries allegedly related to use of Baby Powder and other talcum powder products, sources confirmed to HarrisMartin.

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