Bankruptcy Court Stakes Authority In J&J Litigation As States Push For Talc Damages Claims
DeLauro Wants Information From DoJ Investigation Into Firm’s Talc Decisions And Practices
Complaints by Mississippi and New Mexico allege J&J failed to protect consumers from asbestos-containing talc temporarily stayed by bankruptcy judge in New Jersey. House Appropriations chair DeLauro asks for information from DoJ investigation.
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As it did when it halted sales in US and Canada in 2020, J&J’s latest announcement attributes its decision as coming from a “portfolio assessment” and stated it remains confident in using talc in baby powder and cosmetics.
J&J Cosmetic Talc Lawsuits Halted, $2Bn Trust Created, As Subsidiary Takes Liabilities Into Bankruptcy
Johnson & Johnson’s newly created subsidiary LTL Management LLC will take all cosmetic talc injury claims against the Johnson’s Baby Powder manufacturer into bankruptcy proceedings. J&J says the move is designed to ensure “equitable” resolution for all parties, while plaintiff’s attorneys have a decidedly different view on the matter.
Shortage began in August and has increased the onset of cough/cold season due to consumers’ “stockpiling/panic buying” in response to high levels of activity in COVID-19, RSV, seasonal flu and other viruses, according to Canadian Pharmacists Association. Health Canada has approved imports of Haleon and J&J children’s pain relievers.