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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

Johnson & Johnson Defendants Ask Missouri Court to Stay Upcoming Trials Pending Appellate Review of Recent Talc Verdicts

The Johnson & Johnson defendants have asked a Missouri court to stay an upcoming September trial date, as well as all the scheduled 2017 talc trials, until an appellate court has weighed in on the cases ending in $72 and $55 million verdicts.


Missouri Court Denies Johnson & Johnson’s Post-Trial Motions Contesting $72 Million Verdict; Defendants Appeal

The Johnson & Johnson defendants against whom a $72 million verdict was lodged in a talc-based powder exposure suit have filed a notice of appeal with the Missouri Court of Appeals, according to a recent docket entry.


Miss. Woman Files Talc-Based Powder Exposure Suit in Federal Court, Says J&J Put ‘Unreasonably Dangerous’ Product on Market

A Mississippi woman has filed a talc-based powder exposure suit in Mississippi federal court, accusing Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Inc. of placing an unreasonably dangerous product into the stream of commerce, that did not treat or cure any serious disease.


Imerys Talc America Moves to Dismiss Okla. Talc Claims for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction

Imerys Talc America Inc. has moved to dismiss a talc-based powder exposure suit, saying that the court does not have personal jurisdiction over the company.


Talcum Powder Plaintiff Says ‘She Lives with the Constant Fear' of Ovarian Cancer Recurring

A new talcum powder lawsuit has been filed in Illinois federal court against Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, saying the defendants had a duty to know and warn about the hazards associated with the use of the products.


Louisiana Woman Says if Johnson & Johnson Had Warned About Cancer Dangers in Talc Products, She Never Would Have Used Them

A Louisiana woman has filed a talcum powder exposure suit in federal court, the latest in a string of complaints against Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies.


Ill. Man Files Talcum Powder Suit On Behalf of Wife, Says Products Caused Her Uterine Cancer

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.


Georgia Public School Teacher Files Talc-Based Powder Exposure Lawsuit

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.


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