STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
Butter Flavorings Manufacturer Seeks Dismissal of Personal Injury Suits on Jurisdiction Grounds
October 23, 2018
FLORENCE, S.C. –– A butter flavorings manufacturer has filed motions to dismiss personal injury lawsuits, arguing that its “episodic” sales to a plant in South Carolina is not enough to confer jurisdiction over the defendant.
In motions to dismiss filed Oct. 12 in separate flavorings personal injury suits pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, the defendant maintained that the plaintiffs failed to establish sufficient minimum contacts with the state.
Plaintiff Marlene D. Mace contended that her nearly 10-year employment at a manufacturing plant owned by Popz USA LLC exposed her to diacetyl 1, 2, ...