STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

Florida State Court Rejects Challenges to Jurisdiction from Imerys Talc in Talcum Powder Case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. –– A Florida state court has rejected challenges to jurisdiction from Imerys Talc America in a talcum powder lawsuit, rejecting the defendant’s position that the court could not exercise jurisdiction over it since the company is not at home in Florida.

In a one-page order issued Nov. 9, the Florida 17th Judicial Circuit for Broward County denied Imerys Talc America Inc.’s motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction. The court additionally ordered that there will be no discovery in the case for 30 days from the date of the order in order to allow Imerys to ...

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