STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

Louisiana Court Remands Talcum Powder Claims, Says Connection with Imerys’ Bankruptcy Not ‘Sufficiently Strong’

NEW ORLEANS –– A Louisiana federal court is the latest to remand talcum powder claims removed as part of Johnson & Johnson’s efforts to fix venue in Delaware on grounds that the cases are related to Imerys Talc America’s ongoing bankruptcy proceedings, concluding that the connection between those proceedings and the underlying case was not “sufficiently strong.”

In the June 20 opinion, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District Louisiana opined that “while remand may frustrate J&J’s efforts to consolidate state court actions from across the country in a single forum for its own convenience, the Court is not ...

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