Authored by: Ollie Lammers
According to Law.com, Johnson & Johnson recently had a talcum powder case in Philadelphia moved to a federal court. The talcum powder lawsuit accuses Johnson & Johnson's talc products of causing ovarian cancer.
The company has had multibillion-dollar verdicts over its talc products. The company's attorneys accused the plaintiffs' team of bad faith for waiting so long before dismissing a defendant from the case that would establish jurisdiction in Pennsylvania state court.
The plaintiff's attorney accused Johnson & Johnson's team of acting in bad faith. The plaintiff's attorney notes the company had tried two times to move the case to federal court, including in 2019 when the company alleged a bankruptcy issue with its talc supplier that required the case to move to the federal bankruptcy court.
Johnson & Johnson requires a jury trial which has delayed court proceedings due to the delta variant of COVID-19.
The plaintiff's team recently filed an emergency motion for remand, stating that the Johnson & Johnson removal motion included thousands of unnecessary documents indicating their motive for delay and avoidance.
Johnson & Johnson has faced significant liability in talc litigation and other liability product cases in Philadelphia.
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