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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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Issue #07, October 2016

Initial Status Conference in California Talcum Powder Docket to be Held Oct. 20

The initial status conference in California’s coordinated docket for talcum powder personal injury claims is scheduled to be held on Oct. 20, according to an online report from the court.


Talcum Powder Complaint Filed in South Dakota Says Products Caused Endometrial Uterine Cancer

A talcum powder plaintiff has filed talcum powder claims on behalf of her deceased mother in South Dakota federal court, contending that the decedent developed endometrial uterine cancer as a result of using Johnson & Johnson’s products.


Talcum Powder Lawsuit Filed in Indiana State Court Removed; Defendants Cite Diversity Jurisdiction

Defendants named in a talcum powder lawsuit filed in Indiana state court have removed the case, arguing that diversity jurisdiction exists since none of the properly named defendants are residents of the state.


Defendants Remove Talcum Powder Suit, Say In-State Defendant Rite Aid Fraudulently Joined

Defendants named in a talcum powder lawsuit filed in Philadelphia have removed the case, saying that the plaintiffs have no chance of recovery against Rite Aid, a defendant the removing parties said was fraudulently joined.


California Talcum Powder Plaintiff Voluntarily Dismisses Complaint

A California resident has voluntarily dismissed her talcum powder lawsuit, one day after the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation created a docket for pending federal claims.


Missouri Plaintiffs Oppose Creation of Federal Talcum Powder MDL Docket

A number of plaintiffs have opposed the creation of a national multidistrict litigation docket for pending talcum powder personal injury claims, maintaining that their claims do not belong in federal court.


JPML Creates Federal Docket for Talc Uterine/Ovarian Cancer Actions in N.J.

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has created a federal docket for talcum powder claims in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, explaining that the forum “will serve the convenience of the parties and witnesses and promote the just and efficient conduct of the litigation.”


Issue #06, September 2016

Missouri Appellate Court Grants Request for Extension in Filing Brief Contesting $72 Million Talcum Powder Verdict

A Missouri appellate court has granted Johnson & Johnson’s motion for an extension of time in which to file their appellate brief that is expected to contest a $72 million award to a talcum powder plaintiff.


Ill. Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Talcum Powder Claims Under ICFA; Rules Plaintiffs Lack Standing to Seek Injunctive Relief

An Illinois federal judge has denied Johnson & Johnson’s second attempt to dismiss a talcum powder class action lawsuit, finding that the plaintiffs had sufficiently outlined the “who, what, when, where, and how” in asserting claims under the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act in their amended pleading.


Judge Refuses to Stay Illinois Talcum Powder Lawsuit, Says Stay ‘Serves No Purpose’

A federal judge overseeing a multi-plaintiff talcum powder lawsuit has refused to stay the action, opining that “no purpose will be served by staying this case at this point.”


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