Mesh Victims Slam J&J's 'Judge-Shopping' In Pa. Recusal Bid

Law360 (March 18, 2019, 8:02 PM EDT) -- A Johnson & Johnson unit was accused in court filings on Monday of “judge-shopping” as the company seeks to remove a member of the Philadelphia County bench whose mother is pursuing her own claims against the company from trying cases over injuries caused by allegedly defective pelvic mesh implants.

While Judge Kenneth Powell has denied motions seeking his recusal in three separate cases, including one that opened before a jury last week, Ethicon Inc. asked the supervising judge in Philadelphia’s mesh litigation program earlier this month to consider its arguments.

But attorneys for women who received the mesh implants told Judge...

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