STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

J&J Maintains Calif. Court Doesn’t Have Jurisdiction Over Non-California Plaintiffs

LOS ANGELES –– Johnson & Johnson is fighting back at a motion to allow jurisdictional discovery in the coordinated California docket for talcum powder claims, maintaining that the company is not based in the state, that the plaintiffs are not citizens of the state, and that the plaintiffs did not buy the talcum powder products in the state.

In the Sept. 4 opposition brief filed in the California Superior Court for Los Angeles County, the defendant says that in light of these facts, there is no basis for exercising personal jurisdiction over the defendants in accordance with Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. ...

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