STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report
Talcum Powder Defendants Ask Court to Deny Plaintiff Motion to Stay Proceedings
June 15, 2016
ST. LOUIS –– Defendants that recently removed a multi-plaintiff talcum powder lawsuit to federal court have opposed recent plaintiff efforts to stay the proceedings, arguing that the plaintiffs do not need to conduct jurisdictional discovery since the underlying claims are “wholly detached from Missouri.”
In the June 13 opposition brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies argued that “jurisdictional discovery is completely irrelevant and should be denied.”
The underlying suit was filed by 80 plaintiffs, all of whom alleged that they developed ovarian cancer as ...