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
An Illinois man has filed a talc-based powder exposure suit in Illinois federal court on behalf of his wife, contending that her uterine cancer was caused by exposure to Johnson & Johnson’s products.
Plaintiffs in Georgia have filed suit against Johnson & Johnson defendants in federal court, contending that the defendants’ “deliberate and calculated suppression of the truth about the carcinogenic nature of talc powder” led one of the plaintiffs to develop ovarian cancer.
Status Conference Held in Talc-Based Powder Class Action Complaint That Accuses Johnson & Johnson of ‘Deceptive and Fraudulent’ Business Practices
A status conference was held recently in a class action lawsuit pending in Illinois federal court, at which time the court discussed discovery dispute procedures with the parties in the case, which accuses Johnson & Johnson defendants of deceptive and fraudulent business practices with regard to its talcum powder product Baby Powder.
Johnson & Johnson Defendants Move to Sever, Dismiss Conspiracy and Fraud Claims in Talcum Powder Exposure Suit
Defendants named in a multi-plaintiff talcum powder exposure suit have filed a motion to sever in Oklahoma federal court, maintaining that not only do the plaintiffs have different medical histories and experiences with the underlying products, but also bring different legal claims.
A defendant recently named in a talc-based powder exposure lawsuit has filed a cross-complaint against its co-defendants, saying that those companies are responsible for the injuries suffered by the plaintiff.
Calif. Judge to Address Petition for Coordination of State’s Talc-Based Powder Exposure Cases in July
The Chair of the Judicial Council of California has issued an order assigning a coordination motion judge to address a petition to create a coordinated docket for the state’s pending talc-based powder exposure suits.
Four new talc-based powder exposure complaints have been filed in California state court over the past week, all pointing to Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower as the direct cause of their ovarian cancer diagnoses.
Issue #03, June 2016
Johnson & Johnson defendants have removed another talc-based powder exposure lawsuit to federal court, maintaining that complete diversity of citizenship is present.
A Washington, D.C., trial court has granted a joint motion to amend a scheduling order in a talc-based powder exposure suit, pushing the trial date in the case back from April 2017 to July 2017, according to the court’s online docket.
A Maryland federal court has issued a paperless order approving a notice of voluntary dismiss without prejudice filed in a talc-based powder exposure suit filed only months ago.