STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report
Several Motions Relating to Jurisdiction Pending in Missouri Talcum Powder Suit
April 11, 2016
ST. LOUIS –– Imerys Talc America Inc. has challenged talcum powder claims pending in Missouri state court, contending that the court cannot exercise jurisdiction over Imerys simply because it has a registered agent in a nearby county and, further, that it did not mine or sell talc in Missouri.
According to the Missouri 22nd Judicial Circuit Court for St. Louis City’s online docket, the court heard similar motions asserted by the Johnson & Johnson defendants on April 4 and took them under advisement.
The complaint involves claims asserted by 83 plaintiffs that reside in 25 different states, the Imerys ...