STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

Johnson & Johnson Defendants Move to Dismiss Talc-Based Powder Claims for Lack of Jurisdiction

ST. LOUIS –– The Johnson & Johnson defendants involved in a talc-based powder exposure suit recently removed to federal court have moved to dismiss the majority of the plaintiffs for lack of jurisdiction, contending that the St. Louis state court in which the claims were originally filed has a history of “impermissible practice … playing host to nationwide plaintiffs whose claims lack the requisite jurisdictional connection to the City.”

In a May 20 motion filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, the defendants explained that not only does the court lack personal jurisdiction over the ...

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