Miss. AG Says J&J Using Justices' Time To Delay Talc Trial

By Rachel Scharf (November 4, 2021, 5:05 PM EDT) -- Mississippi's attorney general accused Johnson & Johnson of using a "misplaced" petition to the U.S. Supreme Court to delay a looming trial over allegations that the company failed to warn consumers of a possible link between its talcum powder and ovarian cancer.

In response to J&J's petition seeking to reverse a lower court decision allowing the state of Mississippi's lawsuit to proceed, Attorney General Lynn Fitch urged the justices on Wednesday to reject the petition, saying that the lower court's decision does not have the sweeping precedential impact that J&J claims.

"Petitioners' arguments — on alleged lower-court division, the importance of...

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