STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report
J&J Defendants Oppose Consolidated Motion to Remand in 6 La. Cases, Say Plaintiffs Have ‘No Reasonable Possibility’ of Recovering Against In-State Defendant
February 2, 2018
NEWARK, N.J. –– Talcum powder defendants have opposed a consolidated motion to remand filed in six Louisiana cases pending in the multidistrict litigation proceedings, maintaining that the plaintiffs’ claims against an in-state defendant have “no reasonable possibility of success.”
In a Jan. 11 consolidated motion to remand, plaintiffs in six Louisiana talcum powder cases asked the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey to send their cases back to state court, arguing that the MDL Court has already weighed in on the jurisdictional dispute in a similar case and found in favor of the plaintiffs.
Plaintiffs originally ...