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Blows to talc plaintiffs in Missouri as $72 million award overturned, another trial halted

John Breslin Nov. 2, 2017, 2:54pm

JEFFERSON CITY – Plaintiffs involved in two talc-related cases being heard in Missouri suffered recent blows with a reversal of a $72 million award and the halting of a trial due to begin last month.

As Fischer begins term as high court's chief justice, he is the lone dissenter on first opinion issued

John Breslin Jul. 19, 2017, 3:38pm

Judge Zel M. Fischer this month began his two-year term as chief justice on the Missouri Supreme Court.

J&J wants talc trial halted, accuses plaintiff of 'forum shopping'

John Breslin May 19, 2017, 3:37pm

ST. LOUIS — Talcum powder manufacturer Johnson & Johnson has moved to halt a trial in Missouri state court in which a man claims his wife died after her repeated use of baby powder.

Talc defendant cites Supreme Court ruling on out-of-state plaintiffs in bid to overturn verdict

John Breslin Apr. 10, 2017, 3:01pm

ST. LOUIS — A defendant in a class action lawsuit over claims that talc is linked to patients developing ovarian cancer has cited a recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling that foreign corporations cannot be sued for events that happened out of state.

Robocall lawsuit featuring voice of Huckabee certified as class-action

John Breslin Feb. 12, 2017, 2:30pm

ST. LOUIS — A district judge has certified a lawsuit as class-action that claims millions of robocalls with a message purportedly from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee were unlawfully sent to landlines across the country.