STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report
Defendants File Several Motions in Missouri Multi-Plaintiff Talcum Powder Case, Seek Dismissal on Forum, Jurisdiction Grounds
August 1, 2018
ST. LOUIS –– Imerys Talc America has filed several motions in a pending talcum powder case seeking the dismissal of non-Missouri plaintiffs on forum non conviens grounds, and asking the court to transfer venue.
The motions –– which also included a request to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction and a bid to sever –– were filed separately in the Missouri 22nd Judicial Circuit Court for St. Louis City on July 31.
The plaintiffs in the underlying case brought the claims against Johnson & Johnson defendants and Imerys Talc America, contending that they have developed ovarian cancer as a result ...