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Colgate Tells Jury In Talc Cancer Trial Its Mines Asbestos-Free

Law360 (April 23, 2019, 10:39 PM EDT) -- An attorney for Colgate-Palmolive told a California jury Tuesday that its former talc product Cashmere Bouquet was sourced from asbestos-free mines and had nothing to do with a 61-year-old woman's mesothelioma, which she claims was caused by Colgate and Johnson & Johnson talc products. 

During the second day of the trial in Alameda County Superior Court, Gary Sharp of Foley & Mansfield, representing Colgate-Palmolive, told the Oakland jury during his opening statement that the evidence would show that the company's talc never had asbestos in it, and did not cause the disease suffered by plaintiff Patricia Schmitz. Schmitz alleges that she was exposed to...

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