STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report
Personal Care Products Council Moves to Dismiss in Talcum Powder MDL, Says Courts Don’t Have Jurisdiction
February 8, 2017
NEWARK, N.J. – The Personal Care Products Council has asked the federal court overseeing the national multidistrict litigation docket to dismiss it from the litigation, maintaining that personal jurisdiction does not exist in the suits that name the association and that the Anti-SLAPP statutes preclude some of the lawsuits.
Additionally, the PCPC said in the Feb. 6 brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the alleged conduct is “protected by the First Amendment under the Noerr-Pennington doctrine.”
Noting that a “minority” of the plaintiffs have named the non-profit trade association as a defendant, ...