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FDA Warns of Asbestos in Claire’s Cosmetics; Company Disputes Claim

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration called on Congress to modernize rules for cosmetics safety on Tuesday after it issued an alert warning consumers not to use three cosmetics products sold by Claire’s Stores Inc because they tested positive for …

J&J May Be Helped by Missouri Ruling Against Talcum Lawsuits

A Missouri Supreme Court ruling on talc lawsuits could reduce the liability and number of large trials Johnson & Johnson faces over allegations its talc products, including baby powder, cause cancer. The ruling will likely offer some respite to the …

Another J&J California Talc Cancer Trial Ends With Deadlocked Jury

Jurors weighing claims that Johnson & Johnson’s iconic baby powder is laced with cancer-causing asbestos failed in a second case in two weeks to reach a verdict, resulting in another mistrial. The latest case was brought by a retired computer …

$550M Award in Lawsuit Linking Cancer to Baby Powder

Nearly two dozen women who claimed asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder caused their ovarian cancer were awarded $550 million in damages Thursday by a St. Louis jury in the first case against the company that focused on asbestos …

Asbestos-Laden Talc Products Verdict Means J&J, Imerys Owe Millions

Johnson & Johnson and a talc-mining company were ordered by jurors to pay $80 million in punitive damages for hiding that their products, including J&J’s iconic baby powder, had been tainted by asbestos and posed a cancer risk. The New …

Judge Tosses $417M Jury Award Against Johnson & Johnson

A judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson granted …

California Jury Awards Record $417M in Lawsuit Linking Baby Powder to Cancer

A Los Angeles, Calif., jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company’s iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied …

Uncertain Risks Associated with Products May Pose Real Legal Risk for Manufacturers and Insurers

A difficult question facing manufacturers is when — absent regulatory requirement to do so — must they warn consumers of potential, but not established, hazards associated with the use of their products. There is no set answer, but the changing …