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Talcum powder

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s highest court threw out a multimillion-dollar award granted to the spouse of a woman who died after developing mesothelioma. The plaintiff claimed his wife’s cancer was caused by her use of talcum powder contaminated with asbestos, and a jury agreed, but the New York Court of Appeals ruled the evidence failed to meet the test for proving causation in toxic tort cases.

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