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 #02, May 2016

Talc-Based Powder Plaintiffs Insist Destructive Testing of Tissue Samples is Warranted

Plaintiffs with talc-based powder claims pending in New Jersey federal court have backed their original efforts to test tissue samples, saying that “the testing of the small amount of tissue in the plaintiff’s possession is reasonable, necessary and relevant” to the underlying case.

Imerys Talc Opposes Plaintiff Request to Perform Destructive Testing on Tissue Samples

Imerys Talc America Co. has opposed a talc-based powder plaintiff’s request to perform destructive testing on tissue samples, saying that allowing such testing would be prejudicial and unacceptable.

8th Circuit Issues Briefing Schedule in Talc-Based Powder Appeal

The 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has issued a briefing schedule in the defendants’ appeal of an order dismissing a talc-based powder lawsuit, according to documents recently filed with the federal appellate court.

Calif. Plaintiff Files Talc-Based Powder Exposure Suit, Says Daily Use Caused Wife’s Ovarian Cancer

A California resident has filed a wrongful death action in state court, contending that his wife’s use of talc-based powder products caused her to develop ovarian cancer.

Missouri Jury Awards $55 Million in Talc-Based Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit

For the second time in two months, a Missouri state court jury has found for the plaintiffs in a talc-based powder exposure trial, awarding $55 million to a woman who contended that she developed endometrioid cancer as a result of using Johnson & Johnson’s product, HarrisMartin Publishing was the first to report.

Issue #01, April 2016

Johnson & Johnson Defendants Oppose Motion for Extension on Trial Picks, to Add Plaintiffs to Petition

Defendants involved in a multi-plaintiff talc-based powder exposure suit have opposed a recent motion by the plaintiffs to add more parties to the petition, saying that the proposed parties are not Missouri residents, did not purchase the allegedly harmful products in the state, and were not diagnosed with ovarian cancer in Missouri.

Missouri Court Allows Plaintiffs Leave to File First Amended Complaint to Add 12 Plaintiffs Over Defense Objections

A Missouri state court has issued an order allowing the current plaintiffs in a multi-plaintiff suit to add additional party plaintiffs bringing allegations that use of talc-based body powder products caused them to develop ovarian cancer.

Johnson & Johnson, Imerys Talc Move for Directed Verdict at Conclusion of Plaintiffs’ Evidence in Talc-Based Powder Trial

Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc America Inc. have moved for a directed verdict at the close of the plaintiffs’ evidence in a talcum powder ovarian cancer trial, according to the court’s online docket.

Talc-Based Powder Defendants Appeal Missouri Court Order Dismissing Case

Johnson & Johnson, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., and Imerys Talc America Inc. have filed a notice of appeal to the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, indicating that they intend to contest a federal court order dismissing without prejudice a talc-based powder suit over their objections.

Parties Embark on Eighth Day of Trial in Missouri Talcum Powder Case

The eighth day of trial has begun in an action in which a Missouri woman contends that her ovarian cancer was caused by exposure to talc in powder-based personal hygiene products, according to the state court’s online docket.

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