STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report
Johnson & Johnson Moves to Dismiss Missouri Case, Says 18 New Plaintiffs Live in 9 Different States
September 2, 2016
ST. LOUIS –– Johnson & Johnson has moved to dismiss, or alternatively sever and transfer venue, a recently amended multi-plaintiff talcum powder lawsuit, contending that the court does not have jurisdiction over the non-Missouri plaintiffs’ claims.
In the Aug. 25 motion filed in the Missouri Circuit Court for St. Louis City, the Johnson & Johnson defendants maintained that the court is not a proper venue for the claims of the plaintiffs who were not first injured in the City of St. Louis.
According to the defendants, the state court granted the plaintiffs’ motion for leave to amend their complaint ...