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Friday, August 7, 2020

NJ: Plaintiffs' Talc Experts May Testify Against J&J; Cases Reinstated

The New Jersey Appellate Division reinstated two suits linking Johnson & Johnson's talc products to ovarian cancer.  A trial judge had disqualified the plaintiffs' experts in those cases based on a 2018 ruling in an Accutane case.  The Appellate Division, however, found that the judge substituted his own opinions of the experts' arguments for the scientific community's.  The ruling ends a multi-year stay on around 800 similar suits in Atlantic County.  Charles Toutant of the New Jersey Law Journal, via George Conk, has the story.

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