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
Imerys Talc America Inc. has challenged talcum powder claims pending in Missouri state court, contending that the court cannot exercise jurisdiction over Imerys simply because it has a registered agent in a nearby county and, further, that it did not mine or sell talc in Missouri.
A Missouri federal court has granted a talc-based powder plaintiff’s motion to dismiss the claims without prejudice despite defense objections, opining that the plaintiff had articulated a proper explanation for his desire to dismiss the action and that dismissal would not result in a waste of judicial time and effort.
A Washington, D.C., trial court has scheduled an April 2017 trial in a talc-based powder ovarian cancer lawsuit that joins a growing list of cases set to be tried over the next 12 months.
Talc Plaintiff Admits He Wants to Re-File Case in Mo. State Court, Wants to be Part of Multi-Plaintiff Trial
A plaintiff whose talc-based powder claims have been litigated in Missouri federal court has backed his motion to dismiss without prejudice, conceding that he wishes to re-file the case in Missouri state court so that it can be part of a multi-plaintiff trial scheduled for Jan. 2017.
Johnson & Johnson, Imerys Talc Oppose Plaintiffs’ Voluntary Motion to Dismiss Talc Case; Say Plaintiff Trying to ‘Forum Shop’
Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc America have opposed a voluntary motion to dismiss a talc-based powder exposure suit, saying that the plaintiff offered no reason for the motion to dismiss and, the defendants, speculate, is planning to re-file the case in state court.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.