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 #08, November 2016
Plaintiffs whose talcum powder claims were removed to Pennsylvania federal court have asked the court to rule on its motion to remand, saying the defendants did not oppose the motion within the required 14 days.
An appellate court slated to weigh in on whether a trial court was correct in its assessment that talcum powder claims were not supported by admissible evidence has issued a briefing schedule but has yet to set an oral argument date, sources told HarrisMartin.
Johnson & Johnson Files Status Report in MDL Docket, Requests ‘Science Day’ to Address Causation in Talc Cases
Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies have filed an initial status report in the national multidistrict litigation docket, asking the MDL Court to immediately address the threshold issue of whether perineal exposure to talc can cause ovarian cancer.
Plaintiffs have filed 10 separate talcum powder lawsuits in Delaware state court and have asked the court to create a coordinated docket for the pending claims, according to recent court documents.
The Missouri appellate court currently assigned to review Johnson & Johnson’s appeals of separate $72 million and $55 million talcum powder verdicts has consolidated the two appeals on its own motion, according to the court’s online docket.
Plaintiffs Ask Missouri Court to Expedite Ruling on Motion to Remand Before Case Gets ‘Subsumed’ by Talcum Powder MDL
Plaintiffs in a recently removed talcum powder lawsuit have urged the federal court to remand the case before it is “subsumed in an MDL proceeding,” according to recent documents.
The judge selected to preside over the federal multidistrict litigation docket established for claims related to the use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products has stayed all deadlines to file answers, responsive pleadings and pending motion deadlines, saying they will be discussed at the initial status conference, scheduled for next week.
A Missouri state court that had moved up a talcum powder trial date by sua sponte order earlier this year has granted a motion to continue the trial, now slating it for a July 10 setting.
Parties in Missouri Talcum Powder Lawsuit Exchange Briefing on Venue, Forum Non Conveniens, Severance and Jurisdiction
Parties in a Missouri state court talcum powder lawsuit have exchanged briefing on a number of pending motions, including defense efforts to transfer venue, to dismiss the non-Missouri plaintiffs’ claims under forum non conveniens, to sever, and to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction.
Issue #07, October 2016
A Missouri jury has awarded approximately $70 million at the conclusion of the third talcum powder case to proceed to trial in St. Louis, finding the defendants liable for the plaintiff’s ovarian cancer, HarrisMartin Publishing is reporting.