Six Years of Lawsuits May End for Imerys as Settlement Nears Completion
Imerys SA, a leading supplier of talc to Johnson & Johnson, decided to sell off its talc mines in North America. This move was made to finance a settlement involving 14,000 individuals who developed cancer after using talc-based powders. It will also cover future cases. The sale will end six years of legal fighting over the company’s role since it supplied the talc said to contain asbestos to J&J. This development further advances the changes surrounding the sale and use of talc-based powders, including J&J’s decision to eliminate sales in the United States.