J&J Says 2,400 Talc Suits Belong In Del. Federal Court

Law360 (April 19, 2019, 6:35 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson asked a Delaware federal judge Thursday to transfer about 2,400 personal injury and wrongful death suits over allegedly contaminated talc powder products to court there, where its talc supplier filed for bankruptcy.

In its motion to fix venue of the claims brought against it for selling talc products, including baby powder, that allegedly contained asbestos, Johnson & Johnson said because Imerys Talc was its sole supplier of talc and was directly implicated in the allegations, all the suits currently pending in state and federal courts throughout the country should be transferred to Delaware, where Imerys filed its Chapter...

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