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A Louisiana state court has rejected efforts to have an asbestos cosmetic talcum powder case moved to a neighboring parish, overruling all defense venue exceptions and denying motions to strike the plaintiff’s amended petition. The Louisiana Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans overruled the challenges to jurisdiction in a draft judgment entered Jan. 11 after listening to testimony ...

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NEW ORLEANS — Technical deficiencies in a complaint are not evidence of improper joinder, and a woman will need discovery to flesh out her claims against a retailer she claims sold asbestos-tainted talc, a federal judge in Louisiana held in finding joinder proper and remanding the case on May 17 (Marilyn Rousseau v. Johnson & Johnson, et al., No. 18- ...

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NEW ORLEANS — Asbestos plaintiffs have not shown any connection between Rohm & Haas Chemicals LLC and Louisiana sufficient for jurisdiction purposes, but may yet if they can show that the company is responsible for asbestos at Weeks Island Morton Salt facility, a federal judge in the state held March 23 in granting jurisdictional discovery (Leech, et al. v. 3M. ...

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NEWARK, N.J. –– Talcum powder defendants have opposed a consolidated motion to remand filed in six Louisiana cases pending in the multidistrict litigation proceedings, maintaining that the plaintiffs’ claims against an in-state defendant have “no reasonable possibility of success.

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Law360, New York (October 13, 2017, 6:49 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge ruled Thursday that a Louisiana woman’s lawsuit alleging Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products...

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