STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report
Pa. State Court Sustains Defense Objections to Jurisdiction, Dismisses Talc Claims
May 24, 2017
PHILADELPHIA –– A Pennsylvania state court has weighed in on preliminary objections filed by Johnson & Johnson, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., and Imerys Talc America, sustaining the challenges raised by the defendants as to the court’s jurisdiction over the claims and dismissing the lawsuits filed against the defendants.
In one of a series of separate orders issued May 2, the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas for Philadelphia County said that “defendants’ objection for lack of personal jurisdiction is sustained, and plaintiff’s first amended complaint and all claims against the Johnson & Johnson defendants are hereby dismissed.”
In the underlying ...
Imerys Talc America Order