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Talc Defendant Found to Have Consented to Personal Jurisdiction in Denial of its Motion to Dismiss

Nancy Bors, as administrator of the Estate of Maureen Milliken, brought this action against Imerys Talc America Inc. and Johnson and Johnson for claims in negligence for their “design, development, manufacture, testing, packaging, promoting, marketing, distribution, labeling, and/or sale of Johnson and Johnson baby powder” Milliken allegedly developed and died from ovarian cancer. Imerys moved to dismiss and argued that the court lacked jurisdiction or in the alternative for failure to state a claim. Specific to its argument, Imerys took the position that it had…

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New Jersey Rules No Scientific Connection Between Talc and Ovarian Cancer

This year, an emerging legal and scientific battle is brewing across the country as to whether use of talc products by women in the perineal area can lead to ovarian cancer. While the FDA has stated there is no established casual connection and those products remain on the market, two St. Louis courts permitted plaintiffs’ experts to testify as to a causal connection, which resulted in juries awarded $72 million and $55 million against Johnson and Johnson. Those verdicts have led to a spike in…

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Verdict for Plaintiff in New Jersey Talc Asbestos Case

Limited details are available, but we are hearing reports that a jury in Middlesex County, New Jersey has rendered a verdict for the plaintiff in an asbestos lawsuit in which the alleged asbestos exposure was claimed to have been through talc. The plaintiff claimed that he was exposed to asbestos when his father, who worked for a company that manufactured personal care products using talcum powder, brought home asbestos-containing talc on his clothes. The verdict is reportedly $1.6 million, which includes $1.4 million for the…

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