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
Jury selection is underway in the third talcum powder case to proceed to trial in a St. Louis courtroom, with hardships having been discussed with potential jurors and continued to a second day, according to the court’s online docket.
A Missouri federal court has granted an emergency motion to remand a multi-plaintiff talcum powder suit scheduled for trial in state court next week, ruling that recent statements by the trial court regarding the plan to try claims individually do not constitute “other paper,” as required to permit removal.
J&J Removes Multi-Plaintiff Case Filed by Plaintiffs Who Received Multi-Million Verdicts; 3rd Case Was Set for Trial Next Week
Plaintiffs involved in the multi-plaintiff talcum powder suit that has spawned two separate multi-million verdicts have filed an emergency motion to remand their case after defendants removed it to federal court last week.
Missouri Court Denies J&J’s Post-Trial Motions in Talcum Powder Case that Ended in $55 Million Verdict; Defendant Appeals
The Missouri court that oversaw a talc-based powder trial that ended in a $55 million verdict has denied Johnson & Johnson’s post-trial motions, according to a recent order, rejecting the defendants’ requests for a judgment notwithstanding the verdict or for a new trial.
A Missouri state court judge has denied defense efforts to stay a number of pending talcum powder cases and has transferred them to another division for all pre-trial matters, according to recent docket entries.
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.