Missouri Appellate Court Allows Talc Defendants Extension in Filing Brief in Appeal of $70 Million Verdict

ST. LOUIS –– A Missouri appellate court overseeing the appeal of a $70 million talcum powder verdict has allowed the defendants until Feb. 4, 2019, to file their opening brief, according to court documents.

The parties sought the extension in a Nov. 30 motion filed in the Missouri Eastern District Court of Appeal. The motion was granted on Dec. 7, according to the court’s online docket.

The Missouri appellate court previously granted a motion to limit the briefing to personal jurisdiction issues.

The underlying case involved the talcum powder claims of Giannecchini, a California resident who said she used …


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