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 #06, September 2016
Johnson & Johnson Defendants Remove Complaints to LA, OH, FL and MO; New Filings in Illinois and North Carolina
Johnson & Johnson defendants have removed a number of talcum powder lawsuits recently, arguing that federal courts in Louisiana, Ohio, Florida and Missouri have jurisdiction over the personal injury claims.
Two new talcum powder complaints have been filed in Pennsylvania state court recently, with both plaintiffs contending that their ovarian cancer was caused by use of the defendants’ talc-based products.
A new talcum powder lawsuit has been filed in Washington, D.C.’s state court, contending that use of the defendants’ products for 30 years caused the plaintiff to develop ovarian cancer.
Judge Lisa Hart Cole of the Los Angeles Superior Court has been assigned as the coordination trial judge for the state’s coordinated docket for talcum powder personal injury claims.
N.J. State Court Awards Summary Judgment to Defendants in Talcum Powder Case Scheduled for Oct. Trial
A New Jersey state court overseeing what was scheduled to be the first talcum powder suit to proceed to trial in the state has awarded the Johnson & Johnson defendants and Imerys Talc America Inc. summary judgment, finding that the expert testimony proffered by the plaintiffs was not admissible.
Johnson & Johnson has moved to dismiss, or alternatively sever and transfer venue, a recently amended multi-plaintiff talcum powder lawsuit, contending that the court does not have jurisdiction over the non-Missouri plaintiffs’ claims.
Eight new talcum powder lawsuits have been filed directly into federal court in recent weeks, with five of the eight filed in Louisiana federal courts.
Johnson & Johnson Defendants Oppose Missouri Talcum Powder Plaintiffs to Transfer Claims to Different Division
Johnson & Johnson defendants involved in several ongoing talcum powder lawsuits pending in Missouri state court have opposed recent plaintiff efforts to transfer their claims to another division, arguing that the court should rule on the defendants’ motion to stay the claims before transferring the cases.
Issue #05, August 2016
Plaintiffs whose talcum powder claims were removed to New Mexico federal court have opposed a recent defense motion to stay the proceedings, arguing that because the court lacks subject matter jurisdiction over the matter, it cannot rule on the pending motion to stay.
Imerys Talc America has opposed recent efforts by talcum powder plaintiffs to amend their complaint, arguing that the plaintiffs are attempting to “improperly join the distinct personal injury claims of an unknown number of additional plaintiffs from an unknown number of states.”