In Nosse v. Colgate-Palmolive Co., et al., No. BC603354 (unpublished) Foley & Mansfield partner Thomas Tarkoff successfully defended Safeway in Los Angeles Superior Court.

The case, heard before Judge C. Edward Simpson in the Pasadena courthouse, was filed by plaintiff, Esther Nosse, claiming she had contracted terminal mesothelioma due to her use of a talcum powder product that she claimed she purchased from Safeway.

After listening to testimony by several fact witnesses and eight expert witnesses, the jury decided in a unanimous verdict delivered on July 21, 2016 that the talcum powder was not contaminated with asbestos and that Ms. Nosse did not contract mesothelioma from her purchase of the talcum powder from Safeway.