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J&J Says There’s ‘No Basis’ for Demands From Talc Claimants

Johnson & Johnson disputed assertions that it was stalling and failing to cooperate in investigating claims related to its bankrupt talc unit, LTL Management LLC. “There was and continues to be no basis” for the talc claimants to demand that …

US Supreme Court Snubs J&J’s Bid to Avoid Mississippi Talc Lawsuit

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a bid by Johnson & Johnson to throw out a lawsuit brought by the state of Mississippi over allegations that the company failed to inform residents that its talc-based …

J&J Seeks Victory in Fight With Baby Powder Cancer Victims

Johnson & Johnson could start collecting on its new legal strategy for dealing with baby-powder cancer claims as early as Wednesday as it seeks to win an initial courtroom showdown with 35,000 people who claim they were hurt by the …

Judge Declines to Stop J&J From Splitting Talc Liabilities From Main Business

A U.S. judge declined to stop Johnson & Johnson from taking steps to offload widespread Baby Powder liabilities from the rest of its business, preserving the option for the healthcare company to move thousands of claims from people who used …

J&J Stung by New Jersey Court Ruling Reviving Talc Cancer Claims

A New Jersey appeals court’s decision to revive two lawsuits accusing Johnson & Johnson’s iconic Baby Powder of causing cancer may lead to the reinstatement of about 1,000 suits targeting the talc-based product. A three-judge panel of the New Jersey …

Nonprofits Urge Johnson & Johnson to Halt Sales of Baby Powder Globally

More than 170 nonprofit groups on Wednesday called for Johnson & Johnson to stop selling its talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder world-wide, citing concerns that it contains cancer-causing asbestos, according to a statement from advocacy group Black Women for Wellness. The …

J&J Loses Bid to Overturn Baby Powder Verdict, but Damages Cut to $2.1 B

A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday rejected Johnson & Johnson’s bid to throw out a jury verdict in favor of women who blamed their ovarian cancer on its baby powder and other talc products, but reduced its damages award to …

J&J’s Baby Powder Switch Sets an End Date for Legal Liability

Johnson & Johnson’s decision to phase out the talc-based version of its iconic baby powder may signal the company is moving out of litigation-defense mode over allegations the product causes cancer and preparing for a global settlement of almost 20,000 …

Johnson & Johnson to Stop Selling Talc-Based Baby Powder in U.S. and Canada

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday announced that it would stop selling its talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder in the United States and Canada, making the decision after a consumer products “portfolio reassessment related to COVID-19.” The U.S. healthcare conglomerate said it …

Talc Miner Imerys Strikes Deal to Resolve 14,000 Cancer Lawsuits

Imerys SA, which mines talc used in Johnson & Johnson’s iconic Baby Powder and other products, agreed to turn over its North American operations to resolve more than 14,000 lawsuits claiming the mineral caused cancer in some consumers. Imerys Talc …