J&J Can't Escape Calif. Talc Warning Label Suit

Law360 (September 20, 2018, 8:17 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has rebuffed Johnson & Johnson's bid to dismiss a suit alleging it violates state warning label and false advertising laws by selling asbestos-contaminated talcum powder products, writing the consumer products giant was "simply demanding more" detail than is necessary in a complaint.

In a three-paragraph minute order on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge George Wu denied J&J's motion to dismiss the suit brought by seven women, who have opened a new front in the ongoing legal battles over J&J's talc by arguing the alleged contamination of the products violates California's False Advertising Law, Unfair Competition Law and Proposition...

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