Calif. Appellate Court Splits Appeals Relating to Imerys Talc Dismissal Order and Order Tossing $417 Million Talc Verdict

LOS ANGELES –– A California appellate court has severed an appeal relating to an order awarding summary judgment to Imerys Talc prior to a talcum powder trial from the appeal of an order tossing a $417 million verdict that was subsequently reached by jurors.

In a Feb. 27 order, the California Second District Court of Appeal also denied the plaintiffs’ motion for calendar preference.

In a docket entry, the Court of Appeal stated that, on its own motion, it was severing the appeal relating to the grant of summary judgment in favor of Imerys from the appeal relating …


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