Throughout the pandemic shutdown, attorneys predicted a dramatic uptick in trial activity once courts began reopening, with a backlog of delayed cases prompting a blitz of initial trials.
Los Angeles — A closely watched bellwether trial in California state court over the supposed ovarian cancer risks from Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products begins on July 17 and will be webcast live by Courtroom View Network, along with a critical weeklong hearing over the admissibility of expert witness testimony that took place in June.
Courtroom View Network screenshot of Judge Rex Burlison informing jurors of his decision to grant a mistrial. Click here to see video from the trial.
St. Louis — A Missouri judge declared a mistrial on Monday in a lawsuit over the supposed link between Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based hygiene products and ovarian cancer, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled plaintiffs cannot file state court lawsuits in states where their alleged injuries did not occur.