Del. Court Tosses Claims of Non-Resident Talcum Powder Plaintiffs, Says Specific Jurisdiction Lacking
September 12, 2018
WILMINGTON, Del. –– A Delaware trial court has granted Johnson & Johnson’s motion to dismiss the claims of non-resident talcum powder plaintiffs, ruling that it did not have jurisdiction over those claims.
In the Sept. 10 opinion, the Delaware Superior Court concluded that the plaintiffs had failed to establish that the defendants engaged in “substantial” activity in the forum that would establish a requisite causal link.
The plaintiffs in the underlying lawsuits contend that they have developed ovarian cancer as a result of using talcum powder products, specifically Baby Powder.
Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. moved …