J&J, Target, CVS Escape Toxic Bath Products Action

Law360, New York (September 2, 2010, 2:05 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has thrown out a putative class action accusing Johnson & Johnson Consumer Co. Inc., L'Oreal USA Inc., Kimberly-Clark Corp., CVS Pharmacy Inc. and Target Corp. of knowingly manufacturing and selling children's bath products that contain probable carcinogens and other unsafe substances.

Judge Claudia Wilken of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled Wednesday that the plaintiffs lacked standing to bring the action because they failed to plead that they had actually been harmed, and decided the plaintiffs' assertion that...
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