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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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J&J Stock Holders File Federal Securities Class Action Complaint, Say Defendant Failed to Disclose Presence of Asbestos in Talc Products

Johnson & Johnson stock holders have filed a class action against the company, contending that the defendant has known for “decades” that its talc products include asbestos fibers and “misrepresented and failed to disclose” the alleged danger its products posed to consumers.


Defendants in Asbestos Cosmetic Talc Case Say Suit Doesn’t Belong in Asbestos Docket, Seek Assignment to Complex Litigation Center

Defendants named in an asbestos cosmetic talcum powder case have filed a motion to assign the case to the county’s complex litigation center, arguing that the claims should not be governed by Allegheny County’s Asbestos Docket since that docket’s case management orders do not account for extensive expert discovery or admissibility practice required of the underlying proceedings.


La. Talcum Powder Plaintiff Moves to Compel Discovery Responses from Imerys Talc America

A talcum powder plaintiff with claims pending in Louisiana state court has filed a motion to compel discovery responses from Imerys Talc America, arguing that the defendant is attempting to “hide the ball,” in asserting that it does not have to respond to the requests since the court does not have jurisdiction over the company.


J&J Defendants Seek Dismissal of Fraud, Conspiracy Claims in Fla. Talcum Powder Suit

Johnson & Johnson defendants named in a Florida talcum powder lawsuit have filed a motion to dismiss fraud, conspiracy, and negligent misrepresentation claims, maintaining that the plaintiffs have failed to point to “actual evidence” to support the causes of action.


J&J Defendants Oppose Consolidated Motion to Remand in 6 La. Cases, Say Plaintiffs Have ‘No Reasonable Possibility’ of Recovering Against In-State Defendant

Talcum powder defendants have opposed a consolidated motion to remand filed in six Louisiana cases pending in the multidistrict litigation proceedings, maintaining that the plaintiffs’ claims against an in-state defendant have “no reasonable possibility of success.”


Talcum Powder MDL Parties Outline Sample Production Protocol in Agreed Order

Parties involved in the national multidistrict litigation docket for talcum powder claims have submitted an agreed order and stipulation regarding the production of talcum powder products and talc samples.


Calif. Supreme Court Won’t Review Reinstatement of Asbestos Talc Case Against Colgate-Palmolive

The California Supreme Court has declined to review an intermediate appellate court order reinstating an asbestos talc case, opting not to weigh in on a dispute over whether there was a triable issue of fact as to whether the defendant’s product contained asbestos.


Opening Arguments Start in Asbestos Trial Against J&J for Talcum Powder Products

Opening arguments have commenced in an asbestos case against Johnson & Johnson, marking the second time a jury will weigh in on whether the defendant’s talcum powder product caused an individual to develop mesothelioma.


Imerys Talc Backs Motion for New Trial in Asbestos Talc Case that Ended in $22 Million Verdict

Imerys Talc America has backed its motion for a new trial in an asbestos talc case that ended in a $22 million verdict, maintaining that the court should have included manufacturers or suppliers of raw or powdered asbestos on the verdict form since there was “substantial evidence” that the plaintiff was exposed to those raw products.


Imerys Talc America Files Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction in Recently Filed Talcum Powder Case

Imerys Talc America Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction, maintaining that the complaint “fails to allege any facts sufficient to render Imerys at home in Florida in order to support the exercise of general jurisdiction.”


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