Talc Suits Thrown Out Based on Weak Expert Testimony

February 06, 2017

Superior Court Judge Nelson Johnson excluded testimony in two talcum powder cases finding that the “expert evidence” provided was inadequate, according to the New Jersey Law Journal.

“Though both Plaintiffs’ experts are eminently qualified, their areas of scientific inquiry, reasoning, and methodology are slanted away from objective science and toward advocacy,” Judge Johnson wrote.

In a recent appeal the plaintiffs argued the decision should be reversed so a jury can “determine whether to find causation in the case.”

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