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Mistrial Called In J&J Talc Trial After Cancer Victim Dies

Law360, Los Angeles (June 11, 2018, 7:01 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Monday declared a mistrial in a woman’s suit alleging asbestos in Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder caused her mesothelioma, saying the death of the 94-year-old plaintiff last week means the trial could not continue.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephen Moloney told the jury that because of plaintiff Ilene Brick’s death, certain damages in the case are no longer allowable, and certain other damages may be available to other parties. As such, the law requires him to declare a mistrial.

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