J&J Can't Transfer 2,400 Talc Suits To Del. Fed. Court

Law360 (May 9, 2019, 9:21 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson lost an emergency bid to transfer 2,400 personal injury and wrongful death suits over allegedly contaminated talc powder products to Delaware federal court Thursday when a judge found that the company failed to establish that transfer is warranted.

J&J had argued last month that the suits pending in state and federal courts alleging its talc contained asbestos should be transferred to Delaware, where its talc supplier Imerys Talc had filed for bankruptcy. The company had argued that moving the cases to Delaware would streamline the resolution of the claims.

The personal injury and wrongful death claims allege Johnson &...

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