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J&J Opposes Dismissal of Warning Suit Over Asbestos in Talc

July 9, 2019, 6:49 PM

Johnson & Johnson asked a federal court to deny a group of Californians’ motion to voluntarily dismiss claims that the company continues to violate state law by failing to warn that its Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products contain asbestos.

Granting the motion would prejudice J&J because there is now a fully developed record showing the products are safe, the company said in a July 8 filing in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

“Plaintiffs apparently are dissatisfied with the record that they developed and strategic decisions that they made, which is why they seek ...