STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

Fla. State Court Denies GSK’s Motion to Dismiss Asbestos Cosmetic Talc Case for Lack of Jurisdiction

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. –– A Florida state court has denied GlaxoSmithKline’s efforts to throw out asbestos cosmetic talcum powder claims, rejecting the defendant’s stance that the court did not have personal jurisdiction over the claims.

In a Sept. 24 one-page order, the Florida 17th Judicial Circuit Court for Broward County rejected the defendant’s argument that the plaintiff’s complaint had not satisfies the statutory required elements of the Florida Long Arm Statute.

Plaintiff James Murray filed the underlying complaint on behalf of Joan Murray, contending that she came into contact with asbestos fibers in talcum powder products she purchased, and used, ...

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