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Hawkins Parnell Secures Dismissal for Retailer in Los Angeles Cosmetic Talc Litigation

August 10, 2022 – Press Release

August 10, 2022 (Los Angeles, CA) – Michael Giaquinto and Edward Ulloa of Hawkins Parnell & Young obtained a dismissal for one of the largest retailers in the United States in a personal injury case alleging exposure to asbestos from cosmetic talc products. At the plaintiff's deposition, Hawkins Parnell secured admissions that completely negated the allegations in the complaint and written discovery that the plaintiff purchased talcum powders at one of the retailer's locations in Southern California. Hawkins Parnell filed for summary judgment based on this evidence. Rather than oppose the motion in the Superior Court of California for Los Angeles County, Plaintiff dismissed Hawkins Parnell's client three weeks before trial.