STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

Missouri Federal Court Dismisses Nonresident Plaintiffs’ Talcum Powder Claims

ST. LOUIS –– A Missouri federal court has weighed in on challenges to jurisdiction in a talcum powder case, ruling that the plaintiffs’ evidence that talcum powder was sent to a facility in Missouri merely showed a connection with a third-party in the state and was not enough to create specific jurisdiction for nonresident claims.

In the Aug. 30 opinion, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri determined that it lacked subject matter jurisdiction in light of the lack of complete diversity and granted the defense motion to dismiss the nonresident plaintiffs’ claims.

Since the court ...

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