STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
Defendant in S.C. Butter Flavorings Lawsuits Moves to Dismiss on Personal Jurisdiction Grounds
April 22, 2019
FLORENCE, S.C. –– Bell Flavors and Fragrances Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction in two butter flavorings exposure lawsuits pending in South Carolina, contending that it is an Illinois corporation and has not manufactured any products in South Carolina.
In the separate April 15 motions filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, the defendant further argued that it has no operations in the state, ships a minimal portion of its product to South Carolina, and has only made one shipment to a South Carolina-based account of a product that ...