Bankrupt Imerys Dropped From Dying Woman’s J&J Talc Trial

Law360, Oakland, Calif. (February 14, 2019, 8:57 PM EST) -- Newly bankrupt Imerys Talc is no longer a defendant in a trial over whether Johnson & Johnson’s talcum-made baby powder contained asbestos that caused a dying woman’s cancer, a California judge said Thursday, but he asked jurors not to speculate on why the talc supplier is no longer in the case.

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Brad Seligman made the announcement at the start of proceedings Thursday, before the plaintiff's expert William Longo, a material scientist and electron microscopist, took the stand for a second day of questioning.

Imerys Talc America Inc. and its affiliates filed for Chapter 11 in Delaware on...

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