STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report
Missouri Federal Court Remands Recently Removed Talc Cases, Says Removals Untimely
July 25, 2017
ST. LOUIS –– A Missouri federal court has remanded a recently removed talcum powder case, opining that while the plaintiffs “surely secured advantageous forums by manipulating the groups of plaintiffs in an attempt to prevent federal jurisdiction,” such manipulation was legal within the confines of federal statutes and case law at the time and was not done in bad faith.
In the July 18 order, Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri noted that while the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on jurisdiction “may have altered the state of affairs in ...