STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report
Imerys Talc America: Court Has Information It Needs to Determine Personal Jurisdiction Issue
March 20, 2017
ST. LOUIS –– Imerys Talc America has opposed plaintiff efforts to stay proceedings in two recently removed talcum powder cases, maintaining that the personal jurisdiction analysis is straightforward, and the court should analyze that issue before addressing subject matter jurisdiction.
Plaintiffs had moved to stay the proceedings in Feb. 16 motions, asking the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri to decline to weigh in on the defendants’ jurisdictional challenges until it has an opportunity to assess the plaintiffs’ motion to remand.
The plaintiffs in Hinton and Moore both asserted allegations that they developed ovarian cancer as a ...
Hinton Motion to Stay
Moore Motion to Stay