Johnson & Johnson unit loses bid to stay in bankruptcy during Supreme Court appeal

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By Dietrich Knauth (Reuters) -A Johnson & Johnson company cannot delay a court order dismissing its bankruptcy, a U.S. court said on Friday, despite the company’s planned Supreme Court appeal to use bankruptcy to resolve tens of thousands of lawsuits over its talc products. J&J sought to use the bankruptcy of its subsidiary company, LTL […]

Johnson & Johnson’s Attempt to Contain Talc-Related Liabilities Is Rebuffed

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The company faces some 40,000 plaintiffs that claim its baby powder caused cancer. A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a bankruptcy filing by a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, dealing a setback to the company’s attempt to limit its exposure to a flood of lawsuits over its talcum-powder products. More than 40,000 plaintiffs have sued Johnson & […]

Juul Agrees to Settle Thousands of Vaping Lawsuits

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By Christina Jewett for The New York Times The deal is the latest in the company’s efforts to resolve litigation over its marketing of products that some contend fueled the teenage vaping crisis. Juul Labs announced on Tuesday that it had agreed to settle about 5,000 lawsuits in a Northern California court case for an undisclosed […]

What Ch. 11 May Mean For Juul As It Fights To Stay On Market

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By Emily Field   Embattled Juul’s consideration of Chapter 11 reorganization comes as challenges mount for the e-cigarette giant on multiple legal and regulatory fronts. These challenges include a recent $438 million settlement with 30-plus states about targeting teens with ads, U.S. Food and Drug Administration setbacks about marketing its vape products and a bellwether trial to begin next month […]

J&J To Halt Global Talc Baby Powder Sales In 2023

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Johnson & Johnson on Thursday said it will switch to selling cornstarch-based baby powder, halting global sales of its talcum-based powders that have been the focus of tens of thousands of injury claims alleging the talc causes ovarian cancer and mesothelioma. J&J in 2020 halted sales of talc-based products in the U.S. and Canada, citing a decline in […]

Juul Buyers Win Cert. For 4 Classes In Vape MDL

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By Lauren Berg ·       Law360 — The California federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation alleging Juul Labs Inc. deceptively advertised their vaping products to young people certified on Tuesday four classes of people who bought the electronic-cigarette company’s products. U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick in a 94-page order granted the consumers’ request for class certification of two […]

SF Says Pharmaceutical Cos. Created City’s Opioid Crisis

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By Bonnie Eslinger ·       Law360 — A lawyer for San Francisco has told a California federal judge overseeing a bellwether bench trial in multidistrict opioid litigation that Anda, Allergan, Teva and Walgreens promoted and distributed the powerful painkillers in ways that created a public nuisance that endangered the health and safety of the city’s residents. Thursday’s proceedings — a discussion […]

FDA Orders Juul E-Cigs Off Shelves

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By Emily Field  Law360 (June 23, 2022, 11:12 AM EDT) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday officially said it was ordering e-cigarette giant Juul‘s products off the market, capping off a two-year review process of its tobacco and menthol-flavored vaping products. Previously, the agency had delayed making a decision on the market titan, which has about […]