STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

J&J Defendants Seek to Quash Service of Summons in California Suits, Say Jurisdiction is Lacking

LOS ANGELES –– Johnson & Johnson defendants involved in California’s coordinated talcum powder docket have moved to quash service of summons in a number of pending cases, contending that the plaintiffs do not have sufficient contacts with the state in order to confer jurisdiction.

In a June 29 motion filed in the California Superior Court for Los Angeles County, Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. asked the court to quash service of summons, arguing that jurisdiction does not exist since those plaintiffs did not live in California when they purchased and used the products at issue.

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