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First J&J Talc Cancer Trial In Calif. Set For July

Law360, Los Angeles (January 30, 2017, 10:37 PM EST) -- A California state judge on Monday scheduled an early July trial for a woman who alleges she has less than six months to live due to ovarian cancer caused by Johnson & Johnson talcum powder, the first trial set in the coordinated proceeding involving hundreds of plaintiffs.

In a courtroom packed with attorneys representing the over 300 plaintiffs and several defendants involved in the coordinated proceeding, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson set out a schedule that would see plaintiff Eva Echeverria head to trial on July 3 or as soon as possible thereafter, setting up the first trial in...

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