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Missouri Court Grants 24 Unopposed Motions to Dismiss for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction in Asbestos Case

ST. LOUIS –– A Missouri federal court has granted motions filed by 24 asbestos defendants to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction, noting that the plaintiff did not respond to the motions and had not met his burden of proving jurisdiction.

In the April 13 order, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri wrote that there was no evidence in the complaint that would establish that the defendants were subject to general or specific jurisdiction in Missouri.

Twenty-four of the defendants moved to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction. The plaintiff did not respond to the ...

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