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Talc Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss Punitive Damages Claim Granted; Motion to Dismiss Civil Conspiracy Claim Denied

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

In this asbestos action, plaintiff Michael Simoneaux initially filed suit against his former employers for alleged asbestos exposure. He later amended his complaint to include Mennen and Johnson & Johnson (hereinafter, “Talc Defendants”), asserting that from the 1960s until 2000 he consistently used Mennen Baby Magic and Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder, and that these products contained asbestos. In response, the Talc Defendants moved to partially dismiss the complaint as to the punitive damages claim, asserting …

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