J&J Talc Supplier Makes Last-Second Deal In Asbestos Trial

Law360 (September 17, 2018, 8:25 PM EDT) -- Imerys Talc America, talc supplier for Johnson & Johnson, has settled a woman's allegations that it knowingly sold talcum powder contaminated with asbestos, exiting the case shortly before a California jury on Monday began deliberations on the woman's claim that J&J owes her millions for causing her mesothelioma.

Imerys is J&J's current talc supplier and provided the talc used by J&J in its products for a portion of the years at issue in the case. Plaintiff Carolyn Weirick has alleged she was a near-daily user of Johnson's Baby Powder and another product, Shower to Shower, for roughly 45 years, and that...

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