J&J Settles 2 Asbestos-In-Talc Cases Mid-Trial

Law360 (March 27, 2019, 10:51 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday settled two women's suits alleging asbestos in its talcum powder products gave them mesothelioma, reaching confidential deals that ended an Oklahoma trial that was awaiting a verdict and a California trial that had just started — capping a whirlwind day that also included a New Jersey trial victory.

An Oklahoma City jury had spent roughly three hours deliberating plaintiff Sharon Pipes' allegations that asbestos in J&J's baby powder had caused her peritoneal mesothelioma when a settlement was announced, according to Pipes' attorney Jessica Dean of Dean Omar Branham Shirley LLP. Pipes' suit was the first case...

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