Defendants Urge Talc MDL Judge to Disregard Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Letter

TRENTON, N.J. –– Defendants are urging the judge overseeing the federal talcum powder MDL docket to disregard four peer-reviewed publications published since the court oversaw a Daubert hearing in July, arguing that they do not bolster the reliability of plaintiffs’ experts’ opinions.

In their Dec. 31 response to a letter by the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee’s alerting Hon. Freda L. Wolfson of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey to the studies, defendants contend that the experts did not rely on the papers, which say nothing about the experts’ methodologies.

Rather, the publications “are simply studies identified by …


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