J&J Suit Over Talc-Cancer Link Sent Back To Pa. State Court

Law360 (October 3, 2018, 4:58 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday remanded one of the lawsuits alleging Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder causes cancer to Pennsylvania state court, ruling that Rite Aid, considered a Pennsylvania resident, was not fraudulently included in the complaint to defeat diversity jurisdiction.

U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson said Bernadine Moore, who claims her diagnosis of ovarian cancer is a result of her regular use of J&J Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products, alleged sufficient facts to make a nonfrivolous claim against Rite Aid, where Moore says she regularly bought the products.

"On the face of the complaint, I...

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