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Partial Exclusion of Expert Opinion Leads to Summary Judgment for Talc Defendant

Court: Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County

In this asbestos action, plaintiff Jeffrey Weiss alleges that he developed mesothelioma as a result of his use of various brands of talcum powder products from 1979 to 2011. Plaintiffs assert that asbestos is an accessory mineral that may be naturally present in talc. Defendants recognize that some scientists claim to have identified asbestos fibers in cosmetic talc powders. Defendants further argue that, even if some fibers in talc are considered to be asbestos, it has not been …

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Case Remanded to State Court Due to Lack of Diversity or Federal Enclave Jurisdiction Over Equipment Manufacturer

In Hatten v. Grobet United States, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona recently ruled on a defendant’s motion to remove the case to federal court. In this case, plaintiff Renee Hatton alleged that as a result of the defendants’ actions, her mother contracted mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos-containing products between 1977 and 1979 while working as an art teacher and jewelry-making instructor at Fort Huachuca. Defendant Grobet filed a notice of removal, asserting that the court had federal enclave jurisdiction, as …

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