Los Angeles Jury Returns Defense Verdict For 2 In Asbestos-Talc Case

(July 19, 2016, 12:55 PM EDT) -- LOS ANGELES — A California jury found in favor of a cosmetics company and its talc supplier on June 24 in a case alleging that regular use of talcum powder caused a woman’s mesothelioma, sources told Mealey Publications (Elizabeth A. Alfaro v. American Talc Co., et al., No. BC583520, Calif. Super., Los Angeles Co.).

Elizabeth Alfaro filed a negligence and strict liability suit in the Los Angeles County Superior Court against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed her to asbestos. Alfaro claimed exposure while using Colgate-Palmolive...
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