Pa. Court Awards Summary Judgment to Colgate-Palmolive in Cosmetic Talc Case

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PHILADELPHIA –– A Pennsylvania state court has awarded summary judgment to Colgate-Palmolive Co., accepting the defendant’s position that the plaintiff had failed to establish a triable issue on the question of whether the company’s talcum powder product caused the plaintiff to develop mesothelioma.

In a trial work sheet filed Feb. 7 in the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas for Philadelphia County, the court listed that disposition date as Feb. 7, explaining that “summary judgment [had been] granted in favor of Defendant.”

The plaintiffs alleged in their complaint that Sally Brandt was exposed to asbestos in Cashmere Bouquet brand cosmetic …


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