The first virtual trial involving cosmetic talcum powder ended abruptly this week with a mistrial after the plaintiff, a 54-year-old man with mesothelioma, became too ill to communicate with his attorneys.

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Stephen Kaus told jurors, via Zoom, that he would have to declare a mistrial given that Rosalino “Louie” Reyes, the plaintiff, had taken a “turn for the worse.”

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]