A Bird's Eye View Summary Of CVN's 2019 Cosmetic Talc Trial Coverage

Posted by David Siegel on Dec 18, 2019 2:04:15 PM


Since cosmetic talc verdicts first exploded into the headlines in 2016, Courtroom View Network has been the only news media outlet committed to gavel-to-gavel coverage of these closely-watched proceedings.

The vast majority of cosmetic talc trials to date were webcast by CVN and made part of CVN's online trial video archive. With 2019 winding down, here’s a bird’s eye view of all the cosmetic talc trials covered by CVN over the last year throughout the country.

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March 2019 - Alameda County, CA

Leavitt v. Johnson & Johnson

$29.4 million verdict at the first J&J talc trial in the important jurisdiction of Alameda County, a busy hub for asbestos litigation.


March 2019 - Middlesex County, NJ

Rimondi v. Johnson & Johnson

Defense verdict in J&J’s hometown, and just the third J&J talc trial in New Jersey after previous trials in 2018 (also filmed by CVN) ended in a plaintiff and defense verdict split.


March 2019 - Los Angeles, CA

Koretoff v. Johnson & Johnson

Confidential settlement reached on the third day of trial after opening statements


June 2019 - Alameda County, CA

Schmitz v. Johnson & Johnson, et al.

$12 million verdict awarded at first cosmetic talc trial involving both Johnson & Johnson and Colgate

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May 2019 - Richland County, SC

Johnson v. Johnson & Johnson

Defense verdict reached after 2 hours of deliberations in 3rd cosmetic talc trial in South Carolina, with the previous two ending in mistrials.


August 2019 - Jefferson County, KY

Hayes v. Colgate-Palmolive, et al.

Defense verdict at first cosmetic talc trial in Kentucky


September 2019 - Los Angeles, CA

Weirick v. Johnson & Johnson

Defense verdict after retrial following an earlier hung jury


September 2019 - Fulton County, GA

Brower v. Johnson & Johnson

Mistrial in 1st cosmetic talc trial in Georgia and first ovarian cancer talc case since 2018.


September 2019 - Middlesex County, NJ

Barden v. Johnson & Johnson

$37.3 million awarded in first multi-plaintiff cosmetic talc trial, following Judge Ana Viscomi’s unusual decision to strike J&J’s entire closing argument.

A second phase of the trial to determine punitive damages begins in January and will be webcast by CVN.


December 2019 - Los Angeles, CA

Fong v. Johnson & Johnson

Defense verdict at trial over claims J&J talc used in Hong Kong and the U.S. caused a California woman's mesothelioma.



2019 isn’t over, and neither are 3 ongoing talc trials still being webcast by CVN.

- A trial just got underway in Alameda County involving J&J and mining company Rio Tinto

- The first talc trial in St. Louis, Missouri since 2018 recently began, involving ovarian cancer claims

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Topics: Products Liability, Asbestos, Talc