Out-Of-State J&J Talc Suits Tossed From Delaware Courts

Law360 (September 11, 2018, 9:25 PM EDT) -- A Delaware judge overseeing 200 suits alleging Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder products cause ovarian cancer on Monday dismissed all of the suits brought by out-of-state plaintiffs, ruling J&J's selling talc in Delaware isn't enough for the state court to have jurisdiction in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's Bristol-Myers Squibb ruling.

In a 31-page order, Delaware Superior Court Judge Charles Butler said that out of the over 200 talc lawsuits before the Delaware court, which had been filed by plaintiffs hailing from all over the country, the court only had jurisdiction over those suits filed by Delaware residents, as...

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