ECA Environmental & Product Liability Litigation Report

The Roux ECA team is pleased to introduce ECA’s Environmental & Product Liability Litigation Report, or ECA Blog, for our clients and other interested parties. The report will track emerging trends in environmental and mass tort litigation and provide information and commentary on tort and bankruptcy litigation rulings, legislation, state and federal environmental regulations, insurance coverage issues, and scientific and medical evidentiary matters.

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South Carolina Jury Awards Female Mesothelioma Claimant $29M in Cosmetic Talc Verdict

March 06, 2023
A Richland County, South Carolina jury awarded plaintiff Sarah Plant $29.14 million in damages for Plant’s diagnosis of mesothelioma stemming from her use of cosmetic talc products. The jury found talc supplier Whittaker Clark & Daniels (WCD) liable for Plant’s...

J&J Seeks Appellate Reconsideration of Ruling Dismissing Talc Bankruptcy Case

February 13, 2023
LTL Management, Inc. filed a petition for a rehearing en banc with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Feb. 13, following the Third Circuit’s recent opinion dismissing LTL's talc bankruptcy case in New Jersey on grounds...

Georgia Talc Cases Dismissed After Plaintiff’s Talc Expert Fails To Prove Causation

October 28, 2021
A three-judge panel of a Georgia appellate court on Oct. 28 dismissed four talc cases after finding that a plaintiff’s medical expert failed to prove that talc exposure was the proximate cause of the plaintiff’s injuries. The Georgia Court of...

Jury Returns Defense Verdict for J&J in Philadelphia’s First Ovarian Cancer Talc Trial

September 27, 2021
PHILADELPHIA – In the city’s first ovarian cancer trial alleging injuries from Johnson & Johnson’s baby talcum powder, a Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas jury on Sept. 24 absolved J&J of responsibility that its baby powder caused a woman...