J&J Exploring Putting Talc Liabilities Into Bankruptcy

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July 18 (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) is exploring a plan to offload liabilities from widespread Baby Powder litigation into a newly created business that would then seek bankruptcy protection, according to seven people familiar with the matter. During settlement discussions, one of the healthcare conglomerate’s attorneys has told plaintiffs’ lawyers that J&J could pursue the […]

J&J Win In Asbestos-Talc Case Meets Skeptical Appeals Panel

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By Hannah Albarazi A California appellate panel appeared skeptical Tuesday of Johnson & Johnson‘s summary judgment win in an asbestos-talc case, questioning the trial judge’s decision to preclude plaintiffs’ experts’ reliance on third-party testing finding asbestos in consumer talc and pressing J&J to explain its “magical” process for filtering out asbestos particles. All three judges on the […]