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 #26, January 2019

Missouri Judge Denies Defense Post-Trial Motions Contesting $4.69 Billion Talcum Powder Verdict

A Missouri state court has denied Johnson & Johnson’s motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict, motion for new trials, and motion for new trials on damages in a talcum powder case that ended in a $4.69 billion verdict in favor of 22 talcum powder plaintiffs.

Issue #25, December 2018

Parties in Federal Securities Class Action Against J&J by Stockholders Agree to Lead Counsel, Amended Pleading Deadlines

A New Jersey federal court has signed off on a stipulation submitted by parties in a class action lawsuit filed by Johnson & Johnson stock holders against the company in which the parties outlined deadlines for an amended complaint and motions to dismiss.

Louisiana Plaintiffs Oppose Motion to Dismiss, Says Court Should Remand Case First

A Louisiana resident whose talcum powder claims were transferred to the national multidistrict litigation docket for talcum powder claims has opposed Imerys Talc America Inc.’s efforts to dismiss the case on jurisdiction grounds, noting that a motion to remand is still pending in the proceeding.

Missouri Appellate Court Allows Talc 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 until Feb. 4, 2019, to file their opening brief, according to court documents.

Miami Talc Parties File Agreed Order on Motion to Compel Complete Interrogatory Responses

Parties involved in a Miami talcum powder ovarian cancer case have filed an agreed order on Johnson & Johnson’s motion to compel complete interrogatory responses, with the plaintiff agreeing to supplement her responses to certain questions.

Imerys Talc America Files Notice of Appeal in Pennsylvania Talc Action, Contests Jurisdiction Order

Imerys Talc America Inc. has filed a notice of appeal with the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, seeking to contest an order in which a state court agreed to reconsider an order it issued 10 months prior saying it could not exercise jurisdiction over the company.

Fla. Court Grants Imerys Talc’s Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction; Allows Plaintiffs to Amend

A Florida court has granted Imerys Talc America’s motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction in a talcum powder case, but is allowing the plaintiffs to amend as to Imerys within 60 days.

Suggestion of Death Filed in Florida Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit

Plaintiffs asserting ovarian cancer talcum powder claims against Johnson & Johnson in Florida state court have filed a suggestion of death, according to recent court documents.

Canada Government Agencies Warn of Potential Risk of Lung Effects, Ovarian Cancer from Talcum Powder Use

Canadian government agencies aimed at addressing national public health issues have released a draft screening assessment advising healthcare professionals to remind their patients to avoid inhaling loose talc powders and to avoid female genital exposures to products containing talc.

Issue #24, November 2018

Missouri High Court Won’t Hear Appeal of Order Tossing $55 Million Talc Verdict

The Missouri Supreme Court will not weigh in on an order throwing out a $55 million talcum powder verdict in which an intermediate appellate court found that the trial court did not have jurisdiction over the claims.

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