STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

J&J Defendants Oppose Efforts for Hearing on Remand Motion in Missouri Talcum Powder Case

ST. LOUIS –– Talcum powder defendants who removed a recently filed case to federal court have opposed plaintiff efforts to expedite a motion for hearing on their remand efforts, maintaining that the MDL Court should determine whether the in-state defendants have been fraudulently joined.

In a Jan. 19 opposition brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, the Johnson & Johnson defendants said the underlying talcum powder case, originally filed in Missouri state court, presented “jurisdictional issues that are identical to those at issue in other talc actions slated for MDL Transfer and are therefore ...

Associated Documents
Notice of Removal
Motion to Remand
Motion for Expedited Ruling
Remand Opposition
Expedited Opposition

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