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.



Issue #04, July 2016

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.

Calif. Woman Files Suit, Says Baby Powder, Shower-to-Shower Caused Uterine Cancer

A California woman has filed a federal lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Inc., contending that her use of Baby Powder for “nearly her entire life” caused her to develop cancer.

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.

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