J&J Talc Case Can Go Ahead In Fla. While Move To Del. Mulled

Law360 (June 7, 2019, 7:11 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge said Friday that she saw no reason to pause a woman's case claiming she developed ovarian cancer from Johnson & Johnson's baby powder while the parties await a decision on the company's bid to transfer to Delaware, where its talc supplier is in bankruptcy.

In a five-page order, U.S. District Judge Virginia M. Hernandez-Covington said that the indefinite postponement proposed by Johnson & Johnson would cause significant prejudice to Patricia Matthey, whereas it would not cause the company hardship if the Florida court moves forward on her pending request to send the case back to state court,...

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