Ill. Judge Strikes Testimony of J&J Exec During Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Trial

BELLEVILLE, Ill. –– An Illinois state court judge overseeing an ongoing talcum powder ovarian cancer trial has struck the entire testimony of Johnson & Johnson executive Susan Nicholson, M.D., after the company’s Vice President of Women’s Health failed to show for further cross-examination.

Sources told HarrisMartin Publishing that Hon. Christopher Kolker issued the contempt order against Johnson & Johnson and defense witness Susan Nicholson on July 26, issuing a 501 missing witness instruction.

"I guess it's probably apparent because of the delay we've had this morning that there's been a couple things going on," Judge Kolker told jurors. "Dr. Nicholson …


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