STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

Mo. Court Grants Motion to Dismiss Talc Case Over Defense Objections

ST. LOUIS –– A Missouri federal court has granted a talc-based powder plaintiff’s motion to dismiss the claims without prejudice despite defense objections, opining that the plaintiff had articulated a proper explanation for his desire to dismiss the action and that dismissal would not result in a waste of judicial time and effort.

In a March 29 order, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri said that it made sense for a state court to hear the underlying claims as part of a multi-plaintiff trial since the same documents, experts, and record could be used in the ...

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