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 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.
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.
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.
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.