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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 #04, July 2016

Personal Care Products Council Files Motion to Dismiss Talcum Powder Suit; Says Court Lacks Personal Jurisdiction

The Personal Care Products Council, named as a defendant in a Missouri talcum powder lawsuit, has moved to dismiss the claims asserted against it, citing lack of personal jurisdiction.


Johnson & Johnson Defendants Say Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Suit a ‘Legal Impossibility’

Johnson & Johnson defendants have attacked claims of fraud and conspiracy asserted in a talcum powder lawsuit, maintaining that such claims are a legal impossibility since a parent corporation cannot conspire with its wholly owned subsidiary.


Oklahoma Plaintiff Voluntarily Dismisses Imerys Talc, Personal Care Products Council from Talcum Powder Suit

A plaintiff asserting talcum powder claims in Oklahoma has voluntarily dismissed Imerys Talc America Inc., and the Personal Care Products Council from his federal lawsuit, just weeks after both defendants sought to have the claims asserted against them thrown out on personal jurisdiction grounds.


Okla. Talcum Powder Plaintiffs Have No Objection to Defense Motion to Sever

Talcum powder plaintiffs with claims pending in Oklahoma federal court have filed a response to a recent motion by the defendants to sever the multi-plaintiff suit, saying they have “no objection to the motion.”


Woman Files Talcum Powder Suit, Says Products ‘Far More Dangerous than Helpful’

A new talcum powder lawsuit has been filed in Missouri federal court, with the plaintiffs alleging that at least 20 scientific studies have found increased rates of ovarian cancer among women using talc for hygienic purposes.


Multi-Plaintiff Talcum Powder Lawsuit Filed in Los Angeles, Says Baby Powder, Shower-to-Shower Caused Ovarian Cancer

Another multi-plaintiff lawsuit has been filed in California state court accusing Johnson & Johnson defendants of withholding information regarding the dangers of talcum powder in its popular Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower products.


Parties in N.J. Talcum Powder Action Agree on Non-Destructive Testing of Tissue Blocks, are Waiting on Response from Hospital

Parties involved in a New Jersey talcum powder lawsuit have informed the federal court overseeing the action that it has requested the production of all pathology, cytopathology, original cytopathology and pathology slides and all tissue and cytology blocks from those procedures for non-destructive testing.


Missouri Court Denies Imerys Talc’s Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction in Talc-Based Powder Case

A Missouri state court has denied Imerys Talc America Inc.’s motion to dismiss a multi-plaintiff talcum powder lawsuit for lack of personal jurisdiction and Johnson & Johnson defendants’ efforts to dismiss or, alternatively, sever and transfer venue.


Plaintiff Asserts Talc-Based Powder Claims in Illinois Federal Court, Says She Had Both Ovaries and Fallopian Tubes Removed

An Illinois resident has filed a talcum powder lawsuit in Illinois federal court, contending that there was never any indication that normal use of the products would cause her to develop ovarian cancer.


Missouri Court Hears Arguments Relating to Stay Motion Filed in 15 Talc-Based Powder Suits

A Missouri circuit court with more than 20 talc-based powder lawsuits pending before it has heard arguments related to Johnson & Johnson’s motions to stay proceedings in the several of the cases, according to the court’s online docket.


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