Judge Denies Motion To Vacate Remand In Asbestos-Tainted Talcum Powder Case

Judge Denies Motion To Vacate Remand In Asbestos-Tainted Talcum Powder Case

BALTIMORE - A Maryland federal judge on June 26 declined to vacate or strike his order remanding an asbestos action against a talcum powder maker, saying such orders are not reviewable. The judge found the "sharp conflict" in plaintiffs' counsels' statements "troubling," but said they did not warrant other sanctions. Defendant Colgate-Palmolive Co. filed a notice of appeal on July 1 (Joyce Barlow v. John Crane-Houdaille Inc., et al, Clara Mosko v. John Crane-Houdaille Inc., et al., Nos. 12-1780, 12-1781, D. Md.).

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