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 #03, June 2016
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.
Talcum Powder Defendants Say Court Erred When Not Addressing Question of Whether Plaintiffs Were Forum Shopping
The defendants involved in the appeal of an order granting a plaintiff’s motion to dismiss a talc-based powder exposure suit assert that the District Court erred when it did not addressed the question of whether the plaintiffs were engaging in forum shopping.
Defendants that recently removed a multi-plaintiff talcum powder lawsuit to federal court have opposed recent plaintiff efforts to stay the proceedings, arguing that the plaintiffs do not need to conduct jurisdictional discovery since the underlying claims are “wholly detached from Missouri.”
A Louisiana federal court has granted a plaintiff’a motion to dismiss her talc-based powder exposure claims, according to a recent court order.
Johnson & Johnson Defendants Oppose Motion to Remand; Maintain State Court Doesn’t Have Jurisdiction over Majority of Plaintiffs
The Johnson & Johnson defendants named in a multi-plaintiff talcum powder lawsuit have opposed a recent motion to remand, saying that the state court does not have personal jurisdiction over claims of 77 of the 80 named plaintiffs.
Defendants named in a talc-based powder exposure suit filed in Oklahoma state court have removed the action, saying that complete diversity of citizenship exists between the parties.
Talc-based powder exposure plaintiffs whose claims were recently removed to federal court have asked the court to stay the case and requested an expedited ruling on their motion to remand in order to “save time and judicial resources and avoid further prejudice to Plaintiffs.”