J&J Subsidiary Will Separately Mediate States’ Talc Claims in Bankruptcy, Judge Says

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40 states sought to participate in ongoing mediation with cancer plaintiffs States said their consumer protection claims could be worth trillions of dollars A new mediator will be appointed by May 24 (Reuters) – U.S. states that claim that Johnson & Johnson violated consumer protection laws should mediate their dispute with a unit of the […]

J&J Wins Fight to Resolve Talc Lawsuits in Bankruptcy Court

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Feb 25 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge ruled on Friday that a Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) subsidiary can remain in bankruptcy, preventing plaintiffs from pursuing 38,000 lawsuits against the company alleging its baby powder and other talc products cause cancer. J&J’s stock rose more than 5%, its biggest one-day gain since the start of the pandemic in […]

J&J Starts Trial on Bankruptcy Case Under Attack by Congress

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(Bloomberg) — The controversial Johnson & Johnson bankruptcy strategy that’s drawn the ire of Congress faces a fresh trial this week, with the consumer products giant arguing that settling billions of dollars of talc liabilities in a single case is better for cancer victims than fighting thousands of individual claims. J&J begins a week-long court […]

Durbin: Johnson & Johnson Is Avoiding Accountability To Customers Who Got Cancer

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, delivered remarks at the Subcommittee on Federal Courts, Oversight, Agency Action, and Federal Rights hearing on “Abusing Chapter 11: Corporate Efforts to Side-Step Accountability Through Bankruptcy.”  During his remarks, Durbin called out Johnson & Johnson for using a corporate bankruptcy […]

Bankruptcy Experts Join Call to Dismiss J&J Talc Chapter 11

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(Reuters) – A group of bankruptcy law professors are looking to weigh in on Johnson & Johnson’s use of the bankruptcy system to settle lawsuits alleging that its talc products cause cancer, calling the strategy a “serious abuse.” The group filed court papers on Tuesday seeking approval to submit a “friend of the court” brief in support […]

U.S. judge tosses $4.5 bln deal shielding Sacklers from opioid lawsuits

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NEW YORK, Dec 16 (Reuters) – A federal judge overturned a roughly $4.5 billion settlement that legally shielded members of the Sackler family who stand accused of helping fuel the U.S. opioid epidemic, a decision that threatened to upend the bankruptcy reorganization of their company, OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP. U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon […]

J&J Talc Claimants Vow To End Unit’s ‘Bad Faith’ Ch. 11 Case

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Law360 (November 22, 2021, 6:59 PM EST) — Cancer patients seeking to hold Johnson & Johnson liable for asbestos-tainted talcum powder plan to fight a “bad faith” Chapter 11 case they say was launched solely to stave off about 38,000 lawsuits, a New Jersey bankruptcy court heard Monday. During a conference in the Chapter 11 case […]