J&J Defendants File Motion for Directed Verdict in Ongoing Asbestos Cosmetic Talc Trial

  • Complaint
  • Directed Verdict Memorandum
  • Motion for Directed Verdict

NEW YORK –– Johnson & Johnson companies defending themselves against claims that a Delaware woman’s mesothelioma was caused by exposure to asbestos-contaminated talcum powder products have filed a motion for a directed verdict at the close of the plaintiffs’ evidence, arguing that, even if some of the containers sporadically contained asbestos fibers, this exposure was insufficient to cause her illness.

In a motion for directed verdict filed April 1 in the New York Supreme Court for New York County, Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. argued that the plaintiffs have failed to present any evidence that “any …


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