STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report
Johnson & Johnson Removes Multi-Plaintiff Talcum Powder Suit, Says Claims of 82 Non-Missouri Residents Should be Dismissed
July 12, 2016
ST. LOUIS –– Johnson & Johnson has removed a multi-plaintiff talcum powder suit, contending that federal jurisdiction is proper under the procedural misjoinder doctrine because the claims of the non-Missouri plaintiffs are jurisdictionally improper.
On the same day it removed the case to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss the plaintiffs’ claims for lack of personal jurisdiction and improper venue.
In that July 11 motion, the defendants maintained that the case was filed by 88 unrelated individuals from 29 different states, all of who alleged that they developed an ...
Motion to Dismiss