Calif. Court Revives Talc Asbestos Suit Against Colgate

Law360, New York (October 20, 2017, 8:38 PM EDT) -- A California appellate court Thursday revived a suit against Colgate brought by a woman alleging their talc product contained asbestos that contributed to her mesothelioma, ruling that contrary to the lower court’s assessment, there was triable evidence in the case.

In a unanimous published decision, the panel struck down the November 2016 ruling of Superior Court Judge Garrett L. Wong, who’d found that Mary Lyons did not have sufficient triable evidence after Colgate-Palmolive Co. picked apart the testimony of her expert witness, Sean Fitzgerald.

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