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Alleges Johnson’s Baby Powder Caused Clients’ Ovarian Cancer Washington, DC: Local law firm Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP (A&G) heads to trial on January 22, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri on behalf of three clients who allege Johnson’s Baby Powder caused their ovarian cancer. The case is captioned Vickie Forrest, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson,…

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Ashcraft and Gerel's Allen Lowe Appointed to Wage an Hour Advisory Board

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We are proud to announce that Ashcraft and Gerel’s managing partner, Allen Lowe, has been officially appointed to the Wage an Hour Advisory Board. This prestigious appointment will enable Allen to lend guidance in a number of areas including reviewing and establishing national best practices, enforcement strategy, misclassification issues, and general awareness of the law.…

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Colgate Palmolive Suffers Courtroom Loss In Asbestos Talc Powder Case

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Colgate-Palmolive Co. was ordered to pay $12.4 million in damages to a woman with a deadly form of cancer after a Los Angeles jury found that an asbestos-contaminated talcum powder was the main cause of her disease. The case was then settled today for an undisclosed amount as jurors were about to consider tacking on…

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High-Profile Litigation in Missouri Over Talcum Powder Beginning To Cool

The high-profile litigation in Missouri over talcum powder might be beginning to cool down, thanks to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, but a talc-related litigation in Pennsylvania is beginning to heat up, and may set a pattern for a growing area for tort claims. The case is captioned Brandt v. Bon-Ton Stores, and, although…

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