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Asbestos Mesothelioma Verdict for the Plaintiff worth $22.17 Million

Asbestos Mesothelioma Verdict for the Plaintiff worth $22.17 Million December 25, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Alameda County, CA: An asbestos lawsuit brought by the family of a man who died from asbestos mesothelioma concluded last week on December 11 with a decision worth a combined $22.17 million favoring the plaintiff. The award includes $4.6 million in punitive damages against co-defendants Imerys Talc America Inc. and Vanderbilt Minerals LLC.
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The Talcum Powder Cases Heading for Massive Trials Next Year

The Talcum Powder Cases Heading for Massive Trials Next Year December 12, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Ridgeland, MO: Next year and the year after, St. Louis, Missouri will be the venue for a massive showdown in the courts between Johnson & Johnson and the hundreds of women who have filed lawsuits alleging there is a direct relationship between their ovarian cancer and the use of talcum powder-based products manufactured and sold by Johnson and Johnson.
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Asbestos Mesothelioma Victim Was a Sitting Judge in Texas

Asbestos Mesothelioma Victim Was a Sitting Judge in Texas November 29, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Houston, TX: An asbestos mesothelioma lawsuit that hits close to home for those in the legal profession appeared, earlier this month to be in limbo and caught between a workers’ compensation claim, and whether or not the subject of the asbestos lawsuit was indeed, an employee and thus qualified for worker’s compensation.
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Johnson & Johnson Wins First Mesothelioma Trial

Johnson & Johnson Wins First Mesothelioma Trial November 28, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Pasadena, CA: On November 16, 2017, a jury in Los Angeles Superior Court rejected Tina Herford’s argument that Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower talc products caused her mesothelioma. Her lawyer remains sanguine: “J&J is still selling contaminated baby powder. It is a matter of time before juries begin holding them to account,” he said of her talcum powder lawsuit. “We just missed on the first one.”
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Talcum Powder Judgements for Plaintiffs Reversed, Casting Similar Cases into Doubt

Talcum Powder Judgements for Plaintiffs Reversed, Casting Similar Cases into Doubt November 12, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: Courts have reversed two talcum powder judgements against Johnson & Johnson. The talcum powder lawsuits involve a woman who was awarded $417 million in August and another case was awarded $72. Both women have died from ovarian cancer.
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Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families Win Lawsuits against Insulation Supplier

Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families Win Lawsuits against Insulation Supplier October 31, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Boston, MA: Veteran attorney Andrew Wainwright and the Thornton Law Firm in Boston, Massachusetts have been handling mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of individuals with asbestos-related illnesses since 1978. He knows the issues well. Although the use of asbestos has been curtailed Wainwright says victims of its deadly effects and cases of mesothelioma continue to come forward.
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Rumors of Doom for Talcum Powder Lawsuits Greatly Exaggerated

Rumors of Doom for Talcum Powder Lawsuits Greatly Exaggerated October 29, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA: No, to answer the question recently posed by a widely-read legal publication, the recent reversal of the $417 million California verdict does not foreshadow doom for talc cases. But last week was undeniably tough for the plaintiffs in Johnson & Johnson lawsuits.
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Mesothelioma and Ovarian Cancer Talc Lawsuits Have in Common the Talc Supplier

Mesothelioma and Ovarian Cancer Talc Lawsuits Have in Common the Talc Supplier October 14, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA: Although some talcum powder lawsuits have linked J&J’s baby powder to ovarian cancer, one recent case had a different outcome. The Court of Appeals of California ruled the plaintiff was not exposed to asbestos from Cashmere Bouquet talc—a different product and a different company but they both used the same talc supplier.
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J&J Seeks Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

J&J Seeks Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict in Talcum Powder Lawsuit September 30, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Los Angeles, CA: On September 15, 2017, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) filed a Motion for Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict  (JNOV) in the Echeverria talcum powder lawsuit . This is in addition to a motion for a new trial.
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Mesothelioma Lawsuit Jury Verdict Goes to Plaintiff for $12.9 Million

Mesothelioma Lawsuit Jury Verdict Goes to Plaintiff for $12.9 Million September 30, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Oakland, CA: No one conversant with environmental law remains so without a full understanding of the risks associated with asbestos, a substance once widely-used for its insulating properties in spite of growing evidence that asbestos is a carcinogen. While asbestos is still employed in some industrial applications, its use is tightly regulated. This, unlike the backdrop of decades past when policies and protocols around asbestos were, as alleged in scores of lawsuits, found lacking. To that end, a mesothelioma lawsuit filed by the widow of an asbestos mesothelioma victim speaks to the risks associated with direct, as well as indirect contact with asbestos fibers.
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