J&J, L'Oreal Cross Swords In Sunscreen Suit

Law360, New York (October 12, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson and L’Oreal Inc. are squaring of in federal court in Manhattan over allegations that L’Oreal misled doctors and consumers about Johnson & Johnson’s sunscreen products’ ability to shield off harmful ultraviolet rays.

Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary Neutrogena filed the suit Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, accusing defendant L’Oreal Inc. of false advertising and unfair competition.

Specifically, Johnson & Johnson alleges that L’Oreal understated the “PFA and photostability scores” for the plaintiffs’ sunscreen products during...
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