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Pa. Court Won’t Reconsider Earlier Order Overruling Imerys Talc America’s Objections to Jurisdiction

PITTSBURGH –– A Pennsylvania state court has denied Imerys Talc America’s efforts to have the court reconsider an earlier order overruling objections on jurisdiction grounds in an asbestos cosmetic talcum powder personal injury suit.

In a one-page order issued Oct. 1, the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas for Allegheny County rejected the defendant’s argument that decisions in other cases have found the company is not subject to personal jurisdiction in the state.

In an amended complaint filed Aug. 4, the plaintiffs in the underlying case stated that Mary Herron frequently used cosmetic talcum products for approximately 30 years, purchasing ...

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