STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report
Defendants Remove 2 Talcum Powder Complaints to Federal Court; Third Filed in Illinois Federal Court
August 25, 2016
ST. LOUIS –– The defendants in two talcum powder cases have removed the filings to federal court in Missouri, citing diversity jurisdiction and contending that the majority of the plaintiffs in the lawsuits are completely diverse from all the named defendants.
On Aug. 18 and 22, the defendants removed the complaints from the Missouri 22nd Judicial Circuit Court for St. Louis City to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.
In their removal notices, the defendants maintained that removal was proper “pursuant to the procedural misjoinder doctrine because the claims of these non-Missouri Plaintiffs are jurisdictionally ...