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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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 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.
The 3rd U.S. Court of Appeals has denied a petition for rehearing filed in the appeal of a talcum powder class action, opting not to revisit its recent order affirming the dismissal of the claims.
Talc Plaintiffs Oppose Efforts to Transfer Case to Complex Docket; Say Cases Have Already Been Consolidated for Discovery
Plaintiffs involved in a talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit have resisted efforts by Johnson & Johnson defendants to transfer the case to a complex litigation division, arguing that the court has already ordered that the case be consolidated for discovery with other cases pending in the district.
Fla. Resident Files Complaint in State Court, Says Nearly 4 Decades of Talcum Powder Use Caused Ovarian Cancer
A Florida resident has filed a talcum powder complaint in state court, contending that her use of talcum powder products for nearly 40 years caused her to develop ovarian cancer.
A Missouri federal court has granted a defense motion to stay proceedings in a talcum powder ovarian cancer case, finding that the relevant factors “weighed heavily” in favor of granting the stay.
Issue #22, September 2018
A mistrial has been declared in the latest cosmetic talcum powder asbestos case against Johnson & Johnson after jurors indicated to the court that they were deadlocked, sources confirmed to HarrisMartin Publishing.
Del. Court Tosses Claims of Non-Resident Talcum Powder Plaintiffs, Says Specific Jurisdiction Lacking
A Delaware trial court has granted Johnson & Johnson’s motion to dismiss the claims of non-resident talcum powder plaintiffs, ruling that it did not have jurisdiction over those claims.
Imerys Talc Fights Plaintiff Motion for Jurisdictional Discovery in California, Says It Has Not Challenged Personal Jurisdiction
Imerys Talc America has filed an opposition brief to plaintiffs’ motion for jurisdictional discovery in the coordinated docket for California talcum powder claims, maintaining that it is not subject to such discovery since it has not challenged personal jurisdiction in the underlying proceedings.
Johnson & Johnson is fighting back at a motion to allow jurisdictional discovery in the coordinated California docket for talcum powder claims, maintaining that the company is not based in the state, that the plaintiffs are not citizens of the state, and that the plaintiffs did not buy the talcum powder products in the state.