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N.Y. Court Retains Jurisdiction over Defendant in Asbestos Cosmetic Talc Case

NEW YORK –– A New York trial court has retained jurisdiction over a company named in an asbestos cosmetic talcum powder case for its role as a distributor of talc, concluding that specific jurisdiction was present in that the company shipped into New York talc on a “continuous basis.”

In the Nov. 7 order, the New York Supreme Court for New York County found that the plaintiffs had made a “sufficient” showing that long-arm jurisdiction should be exercised over the company.

Plaintiff Karlene Holleman asserted the claims, contending that her mesothelioma was caused by exposure to asbestos in cosmetic ...

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