STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report
Defendants Oppose Remand Efforts in Multi-Plaintiff Talcum Powder Suit, Say Courts Don’t Have Personal Jurisdiction over Non-Resident Manufacturers
August 2, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. –– Defendants named in a New Mexico talcum powder lawsuit have opposed the plaintiffs’ remand efforts, maintaining that “courts do not possess personal jurisdiction over non-resident manufacturers as to claims by out-of-state plaintiffs that arose out of state.”
In a July 28 response filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, the defendants urged the court to address the issue of personal jurisdiction first before weighing in on subject matter jurisdiction.
The complaint was originally filed in May in the New Mexico First Judicial District, Santa Fe County, by several plaintiffs, all of who ...