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 #20, July 2018
Johnson & Johnson defendants involved in California’s coordinated talcum powder docket have moved to quash service of summons in a number of pending cases, contending that the plaintiffs do not have sufficient contacts with the state in order to confer jurisdiction.
A talcum powder plaintiff whose $55 million talcum powder verdict was tossed on jurisdiction grounds has asked the Missouri intermediate appellate court to rehear the matter or, in the alternative, transfer it to the state’s highest court for review.
Parties involved in a multi-plaintiff talcum powder trial in Missouri are scheduled to deliver closing arguments on Wednesday, July 11, sources confirmed to HarrisMartin Publishing.
Missouri Appellate Court Tosses $55 Million Talcum Powder Verdict, Says BMS Jurisdiction Precedent Applies to Claims
A Missouri appellate court has tossed a $55 million talcum powder verdict, finding that the U.S. Supreme Court’s personal jurisdiction decision in BMS controls the proceedings even though it was issued after the verdict was reached and while the appeal was pending.
A New Jersey state judge has denied motions by Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc America to set aside a $117 million verdict in a case in which the plaintiffs accused the companies of manufacturing talcum powder products that contained asbestos fibers.
Calif. Plaintiffs Ask Court to Reinstate Their Talcum Powder Claims; Say Cases Were Mistakenly Dismissed
Plaintiffs whose talcum powder claims were recently dismissed from California’s coordinated docket have asked the court to set aside the dismissals, saying that the cases “were in a group … that were dismissed mistakenly and in error without communication with or the consent of the clients or their originating out-of-state counsel.”
Missouri Appellate Court Allows Talcum Powder 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 60 additional days to file their opening brief, according to court documents.
Issue #19, June 2018
Plaintiffs whose talcum powder ovarian cancer claims are currently being heard by a Missouri jury are expected to rest in the upcoming days, sources confirmed to HarrisMartin.
A North Carolina federal court has granted a motion to strike a report and testing from a plaintiff expert in an asbestos talcum powder action, saying the plaintiff failed to disclose the expert, or his testing, in accordance with Rule 26 standards.
The 3rd Circuit has heard arguments relating to the dismissal of a talcum powder class action suit and is poised to weigh in on whether the plaintiffs had sufficiently alleged an injury-in-fact.