J&J Gets Consumer Protection Talc Suit Dismissed for Good

Jan. 25, 2021, 6:22 PM

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. and Bausch Health US LLC convinced a federal court in California to permanently dismiss proposed class claims alleging they violated consumer protection laws by misrepresenting Baby Powder and Shower to Shower talcum powders as safe and pure when they contained asbestos and other hazardous substances.

The plaintiffs didn’t satisfy the heightened requirements under federal pleading rules for fraud-based claims, Judge Todd W. Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California said. He dismissed, with prejudice, the plaintiffs’ sixth attempt at filing a viable claim.

They didn’t show that the talcum products ...

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