Law360 (April 20, 2021, 10:53 PM EDT) — A retired schoolteacher living with terminal malignant mesothelioma went to trial Tuesday against a former talc supplier she said had sold asbestos-containing talcum powders to some of her favorite personal care brands, including Chanel and Johnson & Johnson.
Longtime California teacher Linda Zimmerman began an in-person trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court against talc supplier Whittaker Clark & Daniels Inc., which Zimmerman’s lawyer told a jury supplied talc to numerous brands.
Zimmerman used Johnson’s baby powder from 1954 to 2018, a brand called Jean Naté from 1956 to 1992, Avon Unforgettable from 1964 to the 1980s, and Chanel No. 5…
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