STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

Fla. Court Grants Imerys Talc’s Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction; Allows Plaintiffs to Amend

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. –– A Florida court has granted Imerys Talc America’s motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction in a talcum powder case, but is allowing the plaintiffs to amend as to Imerys within 60 days.

In the Dec. 10 order, the Florida 15th Judicial Circuit Court for Palm Beach County further stated that the plaintiffs are entitled to conduct jurisdictional discovery in the interim period.

The plaintiffs alleged in their complaint that Adrienne Fransas was exposed to asbestos and asbestiform fibers contained in talc and talcum powders distributed by the defendants. As a result of ...

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