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J&J Escapes Consumers’ Claims Over ‘Hypoallergenic’ Labels

Law360 (June 19, 2018, 4:11 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday dismissed allegations that Johnson & Johnson misrepresented that 32 of its baby products are hypoallergenic, saying a reasonable consumer would have a more narrow understanding of the term than the consumers who brought the proposed class action.

U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman said the plaintiffs define hypoallergenic products as those that are free of substances that cause “sensitization by skin contact in a substantial number of persons,” but an average consumer would likely interpret the term differently. The dictionary...
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Case Title

Rugg v. Johnson & Johnson


Case Number

5:17-cv-05010

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California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Fraud

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Beth Labson Freeman

Date Filed

August 29, 2017

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