What's At Play In First J&J Talc Asbestos Trial

Law360, New York (January 26, 2018, 9:07 PM EST) -- After recently defeating the first of a slew of cases claiming that its talcum powder products caused consumers to develop mesothelioma, Johnson & Johnson is facing the start of another trial on Monday in its home state of New Jersey.

J&J and its talc supplier two months ago prevailed in a California state trial over a woman’s allegations that they were liable for her terminal mesothelioma.

Tina Herford, who had sought $24 million, claimed that she used Johnson’s Baby Powder in the 1950s, its Shower to Shower product for decades up to the 1980s, and then used the powder again on...

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