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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 #03, June 2016

New Talc-Based Powder Exposure Suit Filed in Pennsylvania Federal Court

A talc-based powder exposure suit has been filed in Pennsylvania federal court on behalf of a woman who allegedly developed ovarian cancer as a result of exposure to talc in Baby Powder, resulting in her death at age 58.


Talcum Powder Defendants Say Court Erred When Not Addressing Question of Whether Plaintiffs Were Forum Shopping

The defendants involved in the appeal of an order granting a plaintiff’s motion to dismiss a talc-based powder exposure suit assert that the District Court erred when it did not addressed the question of whether the plaintiffs were engaging in forum shopping.


Talcum Powder Defendants Ask Court to Deny Plaintiff Motion to Stay Proceedings

Defendants that recently removed a multi-plaintiff talcum powder lawsuit to federal court have opposed recent plaintiff efforts to stay the proceedings, arguing that the plaintiffs do not need to conduct jurisdictional discovery since the underlying claims are “wholly detached from Missouri.”


Louisiana Federal Court Grants Plaintiff Motion to Dismiss Talc-Based Powder Exposure Claims

A Louisiana federal court has granted a plaintiff’a motion to dismiss her talc-based powder exposure claims, according to a recent court order.


Johnson & Johnson Defendants Oppose Motion to Remand; Maintain State Court Doesn’t Have Jurisdiction over Majority of Plaintiffs

The Johnson & Johnson defendants named in a multi-plaintiff talcum powder lawsuit have opposed a recent motion to remand, saying that the state court does not have personal jurisdiction over claims of 77 of the 80 named plaintiffs.


Defendants Remove Oklahoma Talc-Based Powder Suit, Cite Diversity of Citizenship

Defendants named in a talc-based powder exposure suit filed in Oklahoma state court have removed the action, saying that complete diversity of citizenship exists between the parties.


Talc Plaintiffs Ask Court to Stay Case and Request Expedited Ruling on Motion to Remand

Talc-based powder exposure plaintiffs whose claims were recently removed to federal court have asked the court to stay the case and requested an expedited ruling on their motion to remand in order to “save time and judicial resources and avoid further prejudice to Plaintiffs.”


Talc-Based Powder Plaintiffs Also Move to Supplement Record in Appeal; Say that 8th Circuit Needs ‘Context’

The talc-based powder exposure plaintiffs involved in the appeal of a dismissal order have filed their own motion to supplement the appellate record, saying that the 8th Circuit needs the context in which a state court ordered that an upcoming talc trial involve a single plaintiff, as opposed to several plaintiffs as originally intended.


Louisiana Talc Plaintiff Moves to Dismiss Claims Without Prejudice

A Louisiana woman has filed a motion to dismiss her talc-based powder claims without prejudice, according to a recent filing in federal court.


Missouri Court Hears Defense Motions for New Trial and JNOV in Talc Case That Ended in $72 Million Verdict

Motions filed by Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Inc. for a new trial and for a judgment notwithstanding the verdict in a case that ended in a $72 million verdict have been heard and submitted, according to a recent docket entry.


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