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N.C. Court Grants Plaintiff Request for Jurisdictional Discovery in Case Involving Asbestos-Containing Talc in Bowling Product

CHARLOTTE, N.C. –– A North Carolina federal court has granted a plaintiff request to conduct jurisdictional discovery, saying that there was conflicting evidence regarding who was responsible for distributing the asbestos-containing bowling product that was eventually used by the decedent.

In the June 2 order, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina noted that while the companies say they never shipped the talc-based product used on the bottom of bowling shoes, there is evidence that the products were shipped to the state through distributors.

The plaintiffs asserted the claims on behalf of James Nathan Rhodes, contending ...

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