“Science Day” hearings have become commonplace in complex state and federal litigations around the country. A California state court judge recently held such a hearing in consolidated litigation dealing with the alleged link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. With a bellwether trial scheduled for July, the closely-watched hearing was webcast and recorded by Courtroom View Network, which has also streamed three of the previous talc powder trials in St. Louis, Missouri. Another trial scheduled to begin on April 10 (2017) will also be streamed online.
The report was authored by David H. Schwartz, Ph.D. and Nathan Schachtman, Esq.
David is a founding partner of Innovative Science Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in assisting counsel with litigation involving complex scientific issues, including toxic torts, pharmaceutical and medical device cases, consumer fraud cases, and patent disputes.