Ala. Federal Court Grants Motion to Dismiss in Asbestos Cosmetic Talc Case, Says Plaintiff Failed to Establish Jurisdiction



DOCUMENTS
  • Opinion


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –– An Alabama federal court has granted a defense motion to dismiss in an asbestos cosmetic talcum powder case, finding that the plaintiff had failed to establish specific jurisdiction in the case.

In an Feb. 25 opinion, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama in part found that the Imerys defendants had established that they did not sell talc in Alabama.

Billie N. Smith filed the underlying complaint, contending that she developed mesothelioma after using cosmetic talcum powder products on herself and on her son. Smith specifically said she used Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder …






UPCOMING CONFERENCES




HarrisMartin's Mass Tort Settlements Conference - Sponsored by Milestone

June 27, 2024 - Buffalo, NY
The Richardson Hotel Buffalo

MORE DETAILS



HarrisMartin's MDL Conference: Video Game Addiction and the Latest Mass Tort Updates

May 29, 2024 - Salt Lake City, UT
The Grand America Hotel

MORE DETAILS