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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Issue #09, December 2016
Talcum Powder Defendants Oppose Plaintiff Objections to Transfer of Claims to MDL, Say Remand is Not a ‘Forgone Conclusion’
A number of defendants named in two Missouri talcum powder lawsuits that were removed to federal court and noticed for transfer to the national coordinated docket for such claims have backed their removal of the suits, maintaining that the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has “consistently” held that a pending motion to remand is in an insufficient basis to vacate a conditional transfer order.
Talc MDL Judge Suspends Deadlines for Motions to Dismiss, Says New Deadlines Will Be Discussed at Next Conference
The judge overseeing the national coordinated docket for talcum powder claims has suspended filing deadlines for motions to dismiss, saying that proposed new deadlines and briefing schedules will be discussed with the Court at the time of the next Case Management Conference.
Plaintiffs who are appealing the dismissal of their talcum powder claims have received a 30-day extension for filing their appellate brief, sources told HarrisMartin, and now have until Jan. 23 to present their written argument to the appellate court.
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has indicated that it will address oppositions — lodged by plaintiffs in 12 talcum powder cases — to the transfer of claims to the recently created multidistrict litigation docket.
Missouri Court Refuses to Lift Stay Order in Talcum Powder Case; Says JPML Can Weigh in on Opposition to CTO
A Missouri federal court has declined to lift a stay implemented in a multi-plaintiff talcum powder case, saying that the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation is set to consider the plaintiffs’ opposition to the conditional transfer order.
Louisiana Talc Plaintiff Continues to Fight Transfer of Claims to MDL; Says Challenges to Transfer Were Timely
A plaintiff in Louisiana has backed her efforts to set aside an order transferring her claims to the federal multidistrict litigation docket, maintaining that her opposition efforts were timely.
Plaintiffs whose claims were recently subject to a Conditional Transfer Order have moved to vacate the transfer of their lawsuit to the federal multidistrict litigation docket for talcum powder cases, maintaining that an order remanding their claims to state court is due any day now.
Plaintiffs who had opposed transfer of their talcum powder claims to the recently established federal multidistrict litigation docket on grounds that the case would “linger for an indefinite period of time” have withdrawn their opposition, according to a recent order lifting the stay of a conditional transfer order.
The Missouri court overseeing a multi-plaintiff talcum powder case has denied defense efforts to stay upcoming talc trials, according to an entry on the court’s online docket.
A widow has filed a talcum powder lawsuit in Pennsylvania state court, contending that a number of defendants, including CVS and Beautyland, are liable for his late wife’s development of ovarian cancer.