Several Amici Groups File Briefs in U.S. Supreme Court Supporting J&J’s Appeal of $2.1 Billion Talcum Powder Judgment

  • Defense Counsel Brief
  • Federation Brief
  • Product Liability

ST. LOUIS –– Several groups have filed amici briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court supporting Johnson & Johnson’s appeal of a $2.1 billion judgment entered in a Missouri talcum powder case, with one group arguing that the lower court’s approach “distorts the constitutional principle of specific jurisdiction.”

In its April 1 brief, the International Association of Defense Counsel argued that “rather than the parties’ forum ties determining specific jurisdiction, in this case the Plaintiffs’ desire to bring suit in a different forum determined that a nonparty entity would be pulled into the litigation.”

“By increasing costs on nonparties, this ‘but-for’ …


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