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Colgate Settles Baby Powder Cancer Claims On Eve Of Trial

Law360 (July 9, 2018, 11:35 PM EDT) -- Colgate-Palmolive Co. has reached a settlement the day before jury selection in a trial where the consumer products company would have faced accusations that it sold a man talc-based baby powder that contained asbestos and contributed to him contracting mesothelioma, according to news reports Monday.

Paul Garcia had alleged that decades of exposure to Colgate-Palmolive products like Cashmere Bouquet and Mennen Baby Powder caused him to develop the deadly lung cancer linked to asbestos exposure.

Jury selection in the case was slated to begin Tuesday, but reports...
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