STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report
Talc Plaintiffs Move to Remand Recently Removed Case; Say Courts Have Declined Jurisdiction in Similar Cases ‘Countless Times’
June 7, 2016
ST. LOUIS –– Plaintiffs asserting talc-based powder exposure claims have moved to remand a recently removed lawsuit, arguing that courts have repeatedly rejected the defendants’ fraudulent misjoinder argument.
In the June 3 motion filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, the plaintiffs said that prior federal courts have even remanded similar cases sua sponte.
The underlying suit was filed by 80 plaintiffs, all of whom alleged that they developed ovarian cancer as a result of using the defendants’ talc-based powder products, including Shower-to-Shower and Baby Powder.
The defendants removed the suit from the Missouri 22nd ...