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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

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.


Plaintiff Asks JPML to Create Talcum Powder Products MDL; Suggests Southern District of Illinois as Potential Venue

A plaintiff involved in one of the growing number of lawsuits filed for alleged injuries associated with the use of talcum powder products such as Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower has asked the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to create a multidistrict litigation docket, HarrisMartin Publishing is reporting.


Tenn. Woman Files Talcum Powder Suit in Federal Court; Says She Used Products ‘Nearly Her Entire Life’

A Tennessee woman has filed a talc-based powder exposure suit in federal court, accusing the Johnson & Johnson defendants of ignoring decades of medical research linking talcum powder to cancer.


N.Y. Court Denies Colgate-Palmolive’s Motion for Summary Judgment in Asbestos-Containing Talc Case

A New York state court has denied Colgate-Palmolive’s motion for summary judgment in a asbestos-containing talc case, rejecting the defendant’s challenges to the timeliness of the claims and both general and specific causation.


Calif. Court Stays Talcum Powder Action Pending Determination of Coordination Petition

A California trial court has stayed proceedings in two talcum powder lawsuits pending determination of a coordination petition filed with the state’s Chair of the Judicial Council.


New California Talcum Powder Cases Filed, Noticed as Add-On for Potential Coordination

Two new talcum powder exposure suits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson defendants in Alameda County, with one of the cases noticed as a potential add-on case to the pending petition for coordination of the talc cases.


Imerys Talc Moves to Dismiss Talcum Powder Suit on Jurisdiction, Venue and Failure to State a Claim Grounds

Imerys Talc America Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss a New Mexico talcum powder lawsuit on a number of grounds, including that the court does not have personal jurisdiction over the matter and that the plaintiffs’ civil conspiracy and fraud claims have not been pled with sufficient particularity.


Missouri Federal Court Remands Talcum Powder Suit, Says Claims of 80 Plaintiffs Not Misjoined

A Missouri federal court has remanded a talcum powder exposure suit, rejecting Johnson & Johnson’s position that the claims of 80 plaintiffs were misjoined and finding that the underlying claims were “sufficiently related to support joinder in this case.”


Johnson & Johnson Removes Multi-Plaintiff Talcum Powder Suit, Says Claims of 82 Non-Missouri Residents Should be Dismissed

Johnson & Johnson has removed a multi-plaintiff talcum powder suit, contending that federal jurisdiction is proper under the procedural misjoinder doctrine because the claims of the non-Missouri plaintiffs are jurisdictionally improper.


Imerys Talc Files Motion to Dismiss Talcum Powder Suit for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction

Imerys Talc America Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss a talc-based powder exposure suit, saying that it cannot be subject to personal jurisdiction in Missouri simply because it maintains a registered agent for service of process in the state.


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