STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

Missouri Federal Court Remands Talcum Powder Case, Says It Doesn’t Have Subject Matter Jurisdiction

ST. LOUIS –– A Missouri federal court has remanded a talcum powder action, opting to address subject matter jurisdiction before personal jurisdiction and ultimately determining that, since the fraudulent misjoinder doctrine does not apply, it did not have jurisdiction over the multi-plaintiff claim.

In the March 10 opinion, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri found that the claims appeared to involve common issues of law and fact and concluding that “the differences between the claims are not sufficient to suggest that there is no logical nexus between the claims attributable to the diverse Plaintiffs and the ...

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