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Same day, different verdicts: Why do some juries think there is asbestos in talcum powder and others don't?

By John O'Brien | May 22, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Judges continue to play a crucial role in the sprawling, possibly multibillion-dollar talcum powder litigation facing Johnson & Johnson by choosing how jurors will view the plaintiffs’ key expert.

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Talc supplier's bankruptcy could be what Johnson & Johnson needs to bring order to costly asbestos litigation

By Daniel Fisher | Apr 29, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) - Johnson & Johnson has borrowed a page from the legal playbook pioneered by breast-implant manufacturer Dow Corning to try to consolidate thousands of talc lawsuits in a single federal court for resolution.

Missouri legislature considering two civil justice reform proposals

By Gabriel Neves | Apr 29, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Several proposals that aim at reforming civil justice in the state of Missouri are now being considered in the General Assembly.

Missouri asbestos claim reform bill moving forward, but supporters not sure if will pass all hurdles

By John Breslin | Apr 23, 2019

Proposed legislation aimed at reforming the way asbestos civil actions are dealt with in Missouri courts is moving forward and is scheduled to be debated in the Senate on Tuesday.

Sen. Ed Emery confident bill putting limits on awards for multiple plaintiffs will pass House

By Charmaine Little | Mar 15, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Sen. Ed Emery told the St. Louis Record he's optimistic that Senate Bill 7, which aims to put a limit on large awards for cases where multiple plaintiffs combine lawsuits, will pass in the state's House of Representatives.

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Johnson & Johnson, not asked to testify on talc, alleges Congressional hearing was biased against it

By John Breslin | Mar 14, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Johnson & Johnson, a company facing enormous liability concerns stemming from thousands of lawsuits that claim there is cancer-causing asbestos in its products, believes a Democrat-led House hearing on the alleged dangers of talc and consumer products was biased against it.

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Johnson & Johnson, not asked to testify on talc, alleges Congressional hearing was biased against it

By John Breslin | Mar 14, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Johnson & Johnson, a company facing enormous liability concerns stemming from thousands of lawsuits that claim there is cancer-causing asbestos in its products, believes a Democrat-led House hearing on the alleged dangers of talc and consumer products was biased against it.

Missouri high court says Johnson & Johnson powder suit belongs in St. Louis county, not city

By Dan Churney | Mar 4, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Supreme Court recently ruled in a 4-3 decision that a plaintiff in a class action against Johnson & Johnson over ovarian cancer claims should have his case addressed in St. Louis County Circuit Court, not St. Louis City Circuit Court.

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J&J says talc lawyers are playing the 'race card' in latest try at giant verdict

By John Sammon | Feb 27, 2019

Opening arguments began Monday in the lawsuit launched by a man claiming that asbestos-tainted baby powder made by Johnson & Johnson caused him to develop mesothelioma.

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Trial lawyers are paying millions to a handful of experts necessary to push their talc cases

By Dan Fisher | Feb 26, 2019

A small group of highly paid experts, one of whom recently testified his firm has made $30 million offering mostly pro-plaintiff testimony, are the key ingredient for more than 10,000 lawsuits claiming talcum powder is laced with deadly asbestos, forming the tip of an inverted pyramid upon which the rest of the cases depend.

Court dismisses claims against PTI Union in mesothelioma case

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 21, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A federal court has granted one defendant's motion to dismiss a woman's suit over allegations that the use of talc products caused her malignant peritoneal mesothelioma.

New bills aimed at curbing asbestos claims filed, House loses most 'effective' Republican opponent

By John Breslin | Feb 18, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – A Missouri representative who last year successfully ushered through the House a bill aimed at curtailing claims over asbestos exposure that died in the Senate is making another attempt this session.

Former forklift operator for Tension Envelope alleges asbestos exposure caused mesothelioma

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Feb 14, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A man formerly employed as a forklift operator and materials handler alleges exposure to asbestos while he was employed by a Kansas City business caused him to develop mesothelioma.

Former laborer files suit against 4520 Corp., others over allegations of asbestos-related injuries

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 12, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A woman alleges exposure to asbestos during her career with Pennsylvania employers caused her to develop lung cancer.

Son names Foster Wheeler Energy, others in suit over mother's alleged asbestos-related injuries

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 8, 2019

ST. LOUIS – The surviving son of a woman previously employed as a florist, bookkeeper and carpenter alleges his mother was injured by exposure to asbestos during her career.

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Ahead of talc test, NYC judge gives good news to asbestos defendants

By Daniel Fisher | Feb 1, 2019

The January 31 decision could have especially strong implications for lawsuits over talcum powder

Individuals allege CBS Corp., others failed to warn of dangers of asbestos

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 31, 2019

ST. LOUIS – Several individuals have filed a suit over allegations of asbestos-related injuries against multiple companies.

Man files suit against Alcatel-Lucent USA, others alleging injuries caused by asbestos

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 30, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A man alleges he was first exposed to asbestos-containing products in the 1970s in Oklahoma and is seeking damages from several companies over his cancer diagnosis.

Crown, Cork & Seal USA, others named in suit filed by several plaintiffs over alleged asbestos injuries

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 30, 2019

ST. LOUIS – Several individuals have filed a suit against companies over allegations that exposure to asbestos caused harm to them or their decedents.

General Electric, others named in widow's suit over husband's mesothelioma death

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 30, 2019

ST. LOUIS – A widow has filed suit against several companies over the mesothelioma-related death of her husband.

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