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.



Issue #25, December 2018

Missouri Appellate Court Allows Talc Defendants Extension in Filing Brief in Appeal of $70 Million Verdict

A Missouri appellate court overseeing the appeal of a $70 million talcum powder verdict has allowed the defendants until Feb. 4, 2019, to file their opening brief, according to court documents.

Miami Talc Parties File Agreed Order on Motion to Compel Complete Interrogatory Responses

Parties involved in a Miami talcum powder ovarian cancer case have filed an agreed order on Johnson & Johnson’s motion to compel complete interrogatory responses, with the plaintiff agreeing to supplement her responses to certain questions.

Imerys Talc America Files Notice of Appeal in Pennsylvania Talc Action, Contests Jurisdiction Order

Imerys Talc America Inc. has filed a notice of appeal with the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, seeking to contest an order in which a state court agreed to reconsider an order it issued 10 months prior saying it could not exercise jurisdiction over the company.

Fla. Court Grants Imerys Talc’s Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction; Allows Plaintiffs to Amend

A Florida court has granted Imerys Talc America’s motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction in a talcum powder case, but is allowing the plaintiffs to amend as to Imerys within 60 days.

Suggestion of Death Filed in Florida Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit

Plaintiffs asserting ovarian cancer talcum powder claims against Johnson & Johnson in Florida state court have filed a suggestion of death, according to recent court documents.

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.

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