An intermediate Pennsylvania appellate court has rejected a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary’s efforts to have all out-of-state plaintiffs dismissed from the pelvic mesh litigation in Philadelphia.

A three-judge Superior Court panel on Wednesday determined that ties between Ethicon, a J&J subsidiary that is the main defendant in the pelvic mesh litigation in Philadelphia, and Secant, a Pennsylvania-based company that was involved in manufacturing the mesh product at issue, were sufficient to establish jurisdiction in the Keystone State in the wake of recent U.S. Supreme Court precedent affecting jurisdiction for out-of-state plaintiffs. The decision affirmed a ruling from the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

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