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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Talcum Powder MDL Judge Issues Order Supplementing CMO Regarding Common Benefit Fee and Expense Account
The court overseeing the national talcum powder multidistrict litigation docket has entered a case management order adding details to the common benefit fee and expense account to compensate and reimburse attorneys for work done in relation to the MDL docket.
Plaintiffs Support ERISA Class Action Suit Against J&J, Maintain Stock Price was ‘Artificially Inflated’
Plaintiffs with Employee Retirement Incomes Security Act claims pending against Johnson & Johnson have opposed efforts to dismiss the lawsuit, maintaining their position that the company “artificially inflated” its stock prices for “many years.”
Talcum Powder MDL Judge Orders Stage One Discovery Pool Plaintiffs to Produce Core Records, Profile Form Verifications
The federal judge overseeing the talcum powder multidistrict litigation docket has ordered plaintiffs in the Stage One Discovery Pool to produce plaintiff profile form verifications and core medical records, listing approximately 85 cases in which those documents have not been submitted.
The federal court overseeing the multidistrict litigation docket for talcum powder claims has rejected efforts by Johnson & Johnson to appoint an independent expert witness to aid jurors in the areas of epidemiology and cancer biology, concluding that such an appointment was “not warranted at this time.”
Johnson & Johnson defendants have filed a motion to dismiss plaintiffs’ complaints in the national multidistrict litigation docket for talcum powder claims, contending that the complaints fail to comply with court orders requiring forms, core records, and medical record authorizations.
Issue #45, August 2020
Johnson & Johnson defendants have sent a letter to the federal judge overseeing the national talcum powder products liability multidistrict litigation backing its request for the appointment of an independent expert witness, saying they are not, as suggested by the plaintiffs, attempting to relitigate the Daubert process.
Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. have asked a Missouri appellate court to transfer the appeal of a multi-billion talcum powder verdict to the state’s highest court, arguing that an intermediate appellate court opinion affirming the verdict conflicts with the opinions of other Missouri appellate courts.
J&J Seeks Appointment of Independent Expert Witness to Help Aid Jurors with ‘Complicated Scientific Questions’; Plaintiffs Oppose Efforts
Johnson & Johnson defendants have asked the federal court overseeing the national multidistrict litigation docket for talcum powder personal injury claims to appoint an independent expert witness in the areas of epidemiology and cancer biology, saying that doing so will “assist jurors in better understanding scientific issues.”
A Florida state court is set to oversee arguments relating to Johnson & Johnson’s motion to dismiss an asbestos-talcum powder lawsuit, in which the defendant maintains that the plaintiff has failed to set forth sufficient facts in the complaint.
A Florida state court is set to hold a hearing on a motion for entry of a modified scheduling order, where it will address a request by the defendants in an asbestos-talc personal injury action to continue the current trial date to November.