Talcum Powder Defendants Remove 20 Missouri State Court Lawsuits in Wake of High Court’s Jurisdiction Holding

  • Emergency Motion to Remand
  • Motion to Dismiss
  • Motion to Expedite
  • Motion to Stay
  • Removal Notice

ST. LOUIS –– Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. have removed 20 talcum powder cases that have been pending in Missouri state court, citing the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on jurisdiction.

In the removal notices –– filed just days after the Supreme Court issued its ruling in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri –– the defendants maintained that the high court’s opinion “confirmed that specific jurisdiction is lacking over defendants with respect to product-defect claims asserted by plaintiffs whose claims have no connection to the forum where an action is commenced, regardless …


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