Talc Supplier Likely Can't Escape J&J Cancer Trial
Law360, Los Angeles (July 5, 2017, 10:07 PM EDT) -- A California judge tentatively denied Imerys Talc's bid to escape an impending trial over claims that a woman's ovarian cancer was caused by using talc mined by Imerys and sold by Johnson & Johnson, holding Wednesday that Imerys was aware talc usage could possibly cause cancer.
At the outset of Wednesday's hearing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson distributed a 14-page written tentative ruling indicating she was likely to partially deny Imerys Talc America Inc.'s motion for summary judgment as to plaintiff Eva Echeverria's claims, which are slated to head to trial on Monday.
Judge Nelson wrote that she would...
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