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Plaintiffs in Asbestos-Containing Talc Case Oppose Efforts to Revisit Jurisdiction
October 6, 2017
PITTSBURGH –– Plaintiffs in an asbestos-containing talcum powder case have opposed Colgate-Palmolive’s recent efforts to revisit the question of jurisdiction in the case, maintaining that the U.S. Supreme Court’s Daimler decision does not eliminate consent to general personal jurisdiction over a company registered to do business in the state.
In an Aug. 7 opposition brief filed in the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas for Allegheny County, the plaintiffs argued that the defendant had failed to raise a substantial question of jurisdiction.
In an amended complaint filed Aug. 4, the plaintiffs stated that Mary Herron frequently used cosmetic talcum products for ...