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Pa. Court Again Denies Imerys Talc America’s Motion to Reconsider Order Overruling Jurisdiction-Related Objections

PHILADELPHIA –– A Pennsylvania state court has again denied Imerys Talc America Inc.’s efforts to dismiss asbestos talcum powder claims asserted against the company, rejecting the defendant’s second motion to reconsider an earlier order overruling objections to jurisdiction.

In a Sept. 14 order, the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas for Philadelphia County denied Imerys Talc America Inc.’s motion for reconsideration of the court’s order denying its preliminary objections based on jurisdiction.

The plaintiffs alleged in their complaint that Sally Brandt was exposed to asbestos in Cashmere Bouquet brand cosmetic talc. As a result of the exposure, Brandt allegedly developed ...

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