STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report
J&J, Imerys Talc Attack Claims in Asbestos Cosmetic Talc Case; Plaintiff Moves to Remand
April 18, 2018
NEW ORLEANS –– Defendants named in a recently removed asbestos complaint involving talcum powder products have filed motions to dismiss conspiracy and fraud claims and to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction, maintaining in part that the plaintiff has failed to show that one of the defendants have minimum contacts with Louisiana.
In separate motions filed April 16 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Johnson & Johnson defendants argued that the plaintiff had failed to plead her claims with sufficient particularity, while Imerys Talc America maintained that the court lacked jurisdiction over the company.