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

Canada Government Agencies Warn of Potential Risk of Lung Effects, Ovarian Cancer from Talcum Powder Use

Canadian government agencies aimed at addressing national public health issues have released a draft screening assessment advising healthcare professionals to remind their patients to avoid inhaling loose talc powders and to avoid female genital exposures to products containing talc.

Issue #24, November 2018

Missouri High Court Won’t Hear Appeal of Order Tossing $55 Million Talc Verdict

The Missouri Supreme Court will not weigh in on an order throwing out a $55 million talcum powder verdict in which an intermediate appellate court found that the trial court did not have jurisdiction over the claims.

Missouri Talcum Powder Plaintiff Whose $72 Million Verdict Was Tossed Re-Files Claims in MDL

A Missouri talcum powder plaintiff whose $72 million verdict was tossed on jurisdiction grounds has re-filed the case in the multidistrict litigation proceedings, according to a status report recently filed in the MDL.

Del. Court Denies Talcum Powder Plaintiffs’ Motion to Revisit Order Tossing Claims of Non-Residents

A Delaware state court has denied a motion for re-argument filed by talcum powder plaintiffs, standing by its earlier decision to toss the claims of non-resident plaintiffs after finding that it did not have jurisdiction over those claims.

Imerys Talc America Notifies MDL Court of Potential Conflict with Calif. Proceeding

Imerys Talc America has filed a letter with the court overseeing the national multidistrict litigation docket for talcum powder personal injury claims, notifying the court of a potential conflict between it and a California court, in which the defendant has been asked to produce TEM grids, the production of which would directly conflict with an MDL Court order.

Fla. Court Strikes Re-Notice for Trial in Talc Case, Notes Pending Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction

A Florida state court has struck a plaintiffs’ re-notice for trial in a talcum powder case, noting that there a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction is still pending and explaining that the parties had recently moved for a continuance of a summary jury trial, only to re-noticed the case for trial less than one week later.

Pa. Court Amends Order, Opens Door for Imerys Talc America to Seek Appeal of Talcum Powder Jurisdiction Dispute

A Pennsylvania state court has amended an earlier order granting a plaintiff motion to reconsider an order dismissing claims against Imerys Talc America, opening the door for Imerys Talc America to seek interlocutory appeal of the decision.

Issue #23, October 2018

Ill. Federal Judge Remands Talc Case, Says Walgreens Not Fraudulently Joined

An Illinois federal judge has remanded a talc wrongful death action, ruling that the non-diverse defendant, Walgreens Co., was not fraudulently joined because the plaintiff asserted viable claims of negligence and breach of warranty against the drugstore chain.

HarrisMartin: Jury Reaches Defense Verdict for J&J in Asbestos Talc Trial

A New Jersey jury has reached a defense verdict at the conclusion of an asbestos talcum powder trial against Johnson & Johnson, HarrisMartin is reporting.

Johnson & Johnson Seeks Dismissal of Fraudulent Concealment Claim in Florida State Court Talc Case

Johnson & Johnson has asked a Florida state court to dismiss a fraudulent concealment claim included in a recently filed talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit, arguing that the evidence the plaintiff used to support that cause of action was public information and could not have possibly been concealed by the defendant.

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