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.



Issue #24, November 2018

Fla. Court Strikes Re-Notice for Trial in Talc Case, Notes Pending Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction

A Florida state court has struck a plaintiffs’ re-notice for trial in a talcum powder case, noting that there a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction is still pending and explaining that the parties had recently moved for a continuance of a summary jury trial, only to re-noticed the case for trial less than one week later.

Pa. Court Amends Order, Opens Door for Imerys Talc America to Seek Appeal of Talcum Powder Jurisdiction Dispute

A Pennsylvania state court has amended an earlier order granting a plaintiff motion to reconsider an order dismissing claims against Imerys Talc America, opening the door for Imerys Talc America to seek interlocutory appeal of the decision.

Issue #23, October 2018

Ill. Federal Judge Remands Talc Case, Says Walgreens Not Fraudulently Joined

An Illinois federal judge has remanded a talc wrongful death action, ruling that the non-diverse defendant, Walgreens Co., was not fraudulently joined because the plaintiff asserted viable claims of negligence and breach of warranty against the drugstore chain.

HarrisMartin: Jury Reaches Defense Verdict for J&J in Asbestos Talc Trial

A New Jersey jury has reached a defense verdict at the conclusion of an asbestos talcum powder trial against Johnson & Johnson, HarrisMartin is reporting.

Johnson & Johnson Seeks Dismissal of Fraudulent Concealment Claim in Florida State Court Talc Case

Johnson & Johnson has asked a Florida state court to dismiss a fraudulent concealment claim included in a recently filed talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit, arguing that the evidence the plaintiff used to support that cause of action was public information and could not have possibly been concealed by the defendant.

3rd Circuit Won’t Rehear Order Affirming Dismissal of Talcum Powder Class Action

The 3rd U.S. Court of Appeals has denied a petition for rehearing filed in the appeal of a talcum powder class action, opting not to revisit its recent order affirming the dismissal of the claims.

Talc Plaintiffs Oppose Efforts to Transfer Case to Complex Docket; Say Cases Have Already Been Consolidated for Discovery

Plaintiffs involved in a talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit have resisted efforts by Johnson & Johnson defendants to transfer the case to a complex litigation division, arguing that the court has already ordered that the case be consolidated for discovery with other cases pending in the district.

Fla. Resident Files Complaint in State Court, Says Nearly 4 Decades of Talcum Powder Use Caused Ovarian Cancer

A Florida resident has filed a talcum powder complaint in state court, contending that her use of talcum powder products for nearly 40 years caused her to develop ovarian cancer.

Mo. Court Grants Motion to Stay in Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Case

A Missouri federal court has granted a defense motion to stay proceedings in a talcum powder ovarian cancer case, finding that the relevant factors “weighed heavily” in favor of granting the stay.

Issue #22, September 2018

Mistrial Declared in Cosmetic Talcum Powder Asbestos Case Against J&J

A mistrial has been declared in the latest cosmetic talcum powder asbestos case against Johnson & Johnson after jurors indicated to the court that they were deadlocked, sources confirmed to HarrisMartin Publishing.

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