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Talc Manufacturer’s Removal Motion Denied Joinder; Case Remanded to State Court

Jurisdiction: United States District Court for the Southern District of New York; September 18, 2023

Plaintiff Ann Greenberg’s asbestos-related lawsuit against defendants Johnson & Johnson and Kolmar Laboratories asserts that she contracted an asbestos-related disease from her use of Johnson’s Baby Powder, whichshe alleged contained asbestos-contaminated talc.

Johnson & Johnson filed a motion to remove the action to federal court on August 27, 2021, invoking diversity jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1332(a). Plaintiff opposed, and Johnson & Johnson filed a timely reply alleging the …

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