J&J Beats MDL Over Defective Children's Drugs

Law360, New York (July 16, 2012, 4:54 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Friday threw out multidistrict litigation alleging Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare division hid defects from the public regarding children’s Tylenol and other children's drugs, ruling all 24 named plaintiffs in the litigation lacked standing to sue.

The plaintiffs had contended that they paid an inflated price for the drugs they purchased after there had been quality control problems at Johnson & Johnson’s facility manufacturing over-the-counter medications in Fort Washington, Pa. But U.S. District Judge Mary McLaughlin dismissed all claims with prejudice,...
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