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SCOTUS decision changes everything in Missouri mass tort cases; Once-$72M verdict will stay vacated

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ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – The Missouri Supreme Court's decision earlier this month to not review a talcum powder case against Johnson & Johnson, leaving vacated a once-$72 million verdict signals that the "Show-Me State is now a less tort-friendly place," a mass tort litigator says.

Union Carbide accused of negligence in asbestos suit

ST. LOUIS — A former laborer is suing Union Carbide Corp., A.W. Chesterton Inc., Ingersol-Rand Co., and others, alleging negligence.

Consumers sue talcum powder manufacturers for failure to warn

ST. LOUIS — Consumers are suing Johnson & Johnson, Imerys Talc America Inc., and other talcum powder manufacturers, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.

Boiler operator blames mesothelioma on asbestos exposure

ST. LOUIS — A former boiler operator is suing numerous asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged negligence.

Widow accuses Crane Co., others of wrongful death due to asbestos exposure

ST. LOUIS — A widow is accusing Crane Co., A.W. Chesterton Inc., AGCO Corp. and others of the wrongful death of her husband due to exposure of products containing asbestos

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

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.

Son claims Missouri companies, other employers didn't warn of asbestos risks

ST. LOUIS — A son is suing asbestos products manufacturers, citing alleged negligence.

Federal judge dismisses nonresident claims in talc suits against Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc have secured another jurisdictional victory based on a landmark ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court in June.

St. Louis area consumers, others claim they developed cancer after using talc products

ST. LOUIS — Consumers have filed a class-action lawsuit against talcum powder manufacturers, citing alleged negligent misrepresentation.

Woman's case against NuvaRing makers may be transferred to Missouri's Eastern District court

BOSTON — A Forestdale, Massachusetts, woman is suing the makers and distributors of NuvaRing, citing alleged breach of implied warranty.

Women claim they developed ovarian cancer due to Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products

ST. LOUIS — Multiple consumers are suing a major consumer goods manufacturer, alleging breach of implied warranty.

Due to high court ruling, mistrial declared in talc case against Johnson & Johnson

A multiplaintiff complaint against Johnson & Johnson has resulted in a mistrial after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling on a similar case, altering the outcome of the lawsuit targeting consumer talc products distributed by the defendant and its contracted distributors.

Johnson & Johnson appeal in talc lawsuit stalls as SCOTUS weighs in on out-of-state complainants issue in California suit

ST. LOUIS — Johnson & Johnson was dealt a blow to an appeal motion when a three-judge panel opted to not issue an opinion in a high-stakes talcum powder lawsuit against the company.

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

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.

Johnson & Johnson talcum powder case stalled until U.S. Supreme Court ruling

ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District has opted out of providing an opinion on a talcum powder lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson with more than $72 million in liability at stake until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on whether or not plaintiffs from out of state can bring claims to a specific jurisdiction.

J&J attorney vows 'fight' as latest talc-cancer trial opens

ST. LOUIS -- A fifth high-profile trial over allegations that Johnson & Johnson talc powder products are linked to ovarian cancer got under way Tuesday, with plaintiff’s attorney Allen Smith arguing that the company put profits over its corporate responsibility.

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

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.

Jury rules in favor of Johnson & Johnson in baby powder trial

ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis jury recently ruled in favor of Johnson & Johnson, rejecting a Tennessee woman’s claims that her use of its baby powder contributed to her ovarian cancer.

Next talc-cancer case scheduled in St. Louis Feb. 6; Trial set after J&J loses jurisdictional appeal

ST. LOUIS – The latest lawsuit in the nation's controversial talc-related litigation center is set to begin in St. Louis next month with more than 60 women and family members seeking damages against New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson.