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
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.
The Personal Care Products Council has filed a reply brief backing its motion to dismiss talc-based powder exposure claims under the District of Columbia’s Anti-SLAPP Act, maintaining that its advocacy related to the regulation of talc involves the public’s safety.
Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Inc. have removed a talc-based powder exposure case to a New Mexico federal court, contending that 11 of the plaintiffs are completely diverse from all five named defendants and, further, only four of the plaintiffs are or have been New Mexico residents.
A Missouri state court judge has moved a talcum powder trial date up by two weeks by a sua sponte order, according to a recent docket entry.
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.