J&J Can't Shake Miss. AG's Suit Alleging Talc Dangers

Law360 (December 19, 2018, 10:04 PM EST) -- A Mississippi state judge on Tuesday denied Johnson & Johnson's bid to escape a first-of-its-kind suit lodged by the state's attorney general alleging the pharmaceutical giant is putting Mississippians at risk by not disclosing its talcum powder products can increase the risk of ovarian cancer.

In a four-page order, Hinds County Chancellor J. DeWayne Thomas denied a motion for summary judgment brought by J&J and joined by Valeant Pharmaceuticals, which is named in the suit as the distributor of J&J's Shower to Shower scented talc product.

The two companies had argued in their briefing that Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's suit...

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