BB&L Instrumental in Obtaining Dismissal of Toxic Torts Case

February 22, 2018 – In a case involving claimed mesothelioma as a result of talc exposure, shareholders Jennifer Crisera, Bill Leedom, and associate Jenna Goltermann were instrumental as local counsel in securing a voluntary dismissal of all claims with prejudice by the plaintiff less than three weeks before trial. Bennett, Bigelow & Leedom’s team was prepared to defend the interests of Johnson & Johnson in collaboration with several national law firms, in what would have been a lengthy trial. The day before a Frye hearing challenging two key experts for the plaintiff, plaintiff elected to dismiss the case against Johnson & Johnson in its entirety. The dismissal was featured in the National Law Journal, article attached and below, noting that the case would have been the third of its kind to go to trial.

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Jennifer G. Crisera –
William J. Leedom –
Jenna R. Goltermann –

The National Law Journal — “Case Linking Talc, Mesothelioma Dropped on Eve of Seattle Trial” – PDF