Jury Deadlocks In J&J Trial Over Talc-Asbestos Claim

Law360 (September 24, 2018, 4:31 PM EDT) -- A California jury's members on Monday said that after a week's deliberation they still can't decide if Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder products caused a woman's mesothelioma, prompting a mistrial in the latest case over the alleged link between J&J's talc products and asbestos.

In the late morning the Pasadena, California, jury sent a note to Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Margaret Oldenfdorf stating that it was unable to reach a decision on the claims brought by plaintiffs Carolyn Weirick and Elvira Escudero, who had alleged that J&J sold asbestos-contaminated talc and that this talc was the cause of Weirick's mesothelioma,...

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