STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

Talcum Powder Plaintiff Moves to Remand Case, Says Claims Against In-State Defendant Well Supported

NEWARK, N.J. –– A talcum powder plaintiff whose claims were transferred to the national multidistrict litigation docket has asked the court to remand them, saying that documentary evidence supports the allegations that Duane Reader Inc.’s principal place of business is located in New York.

In a Sept. 5 motion filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the plaintiff maintained that her case was properly filed in state court since complete diversity did not exist at the time of the filing of the initial complaint and did not exist at the time of removal.

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