STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
Parties in Diacetyl Personal Injury Suit Exchange Briefing on Jurisdiction, Diversity of Parties
December 23, 2019
PHILADELPHIA –– Defendants named in a diacetyl personal injury lawsuit have defended their removal of the case to federal court, maintaining that the plaintiff has confused the Kraft Heinz Company with Kraft Heinz Ingredients Corp. in attempting to prove that complete diversity does not exist between the parties.
In a motion filed Nov. 11 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, plaintiff Terry Bethman had contended that defendant Kraft Heinz Ingredients Corp. “does have its ‘nerve center’ in Pennsylvania, thereby negating complete diversity.”
Bethman contended in his complaint that her ingestion of chemical food additives, ...