South Carolina Jury Awards $29 Million at Conclusion of Cosmetic Talc Asbestos Trial

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COLUMBIA, S.C. –– South Carolina jurors have awarded $29.14 million at the conclusion of a trial involving asbestos-containing talcum powder cosmetic products, finding Whittaker, Clark & Daniels liable for the plaintiff’s development of mesothelioma.

The trial began on Feb. 23 with opening statements. Closing arguments were delivered on March 3; a verdict was reached later that day. Hon Jean Toal of the South Carolina Court of Common Pleas for Richland County presided over the trial.

Jurors reached a defense verdict for the other defendant remaining at the time of the verdict, IMI Fabi.

Plaintiff Sarah Plant brought the underlying claims, …


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