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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 #01, April 2016

New Jersey Court Releases Case List for Talc-Based Body Powder Docket, Says 125 Total Cases Now Pending

There are 125 cases currently pending in the coordinated docket for claims involving talc-based body powder products used for feminine hygiene purposes, according to a recent case listing filed in New Jersey’s coordinated docket.


Federal Lawsuit IDs J&J Talcum Powder as Culprit in New Orleans Woman’s Ovarian Cancer Case

A 67-year-old New Orleans woman has sued Johnson & Johnson and the companies that mined talc for J&J’s talcum powder, alleging that daily application of the product for three decades caused her to develop ovarian cancer.


Missouri Plaintiffs Move to Voluntarily Dismiss Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Case Without Prejudice

Plaintiffs asserting claims relating to alleged harmful exposure to talcum powder have moved to voluntarily dismiss their case without prejudice and with leave to re-file, according to a recent motion filed with the court.


Missouri Court Resets Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Trial for July 2016

A Missouri federal court has reset a talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit for trial in July, asking the parties to file in limine motions 10 days before the new trial date.


Jurors Award $72 Million in Talcum Powder Case Against Johnson & Johnson

Jurors have awarded $72 million at the conclusion of a talcum powder exposure suit filed by the family of a woman who said that 35 years of using the product caused her to develop ovarian cancer.


Missouri Court Strikes Causation Testimony from Plaintiff Expert in Talc Powder Exposure Case

A Missouri federal court overseeing a talc powder ovarian cancer case has struck causation testimony from a plaintiff expert, ruling that he was not properly disclosed as an expert witness testifying on causation.


Imerys Talc America Backs Motion for Summary Judgment, Says it Only Supplied ‘Fundamentally Safe Raw Mineral’

Imerys Talc America Inc. has backed its motion for summary judgment, saying that it is not the manufacturer of the finished product to which the plaintiffs alleged exposure.


Ill. Court Dismisses Talc-Based Powder Class Action Suit; Allows Plaintiff Leave to Amend

An Illinois federal court overseeing a talc-based powder class action lawsuit has granted Johnson & Johnson’s motion to dismiss the complaint for failure to state a claim, but granted the plaintiff leave to amend.


Johnson & Johnson Moves for Summary Judgment, Exclusion of Plaintiff Expert Testimony in Talc Case

A defendant named in a talc-related ovarian cancer suit has moved for summary judgment and to exclude the testimony of a plaintiff’s expert, saying in part that the expert has never published the conclusion that talc can cause ovarian cancer.


Centralized Case Management Docket Created for N.J. Talc Body Powder Litigation

A multi-county litigation designation has been assigned to claims involving talc-based body powder products used for feminine hygiene purposes, according to a recent notice.


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