J&J Ch. 11 Talc Claimants Get Nod For 3rd Circ. Appeal

By Vince Sullivan (May 11, 2022, 5:19 PM EDT) -- Claimants of Johnson & Johnson's bankruptcy talc unit received approval Wednesday from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals to skip an intervening appellate level and bring their appeal of a bankruptcy court order denying their motions to dismiss the debtor's Chapter 11 case directly to the circuit court.

U.S. Circuit Court Judge David J. Porter issued the order granting the motion for direct appeal filed by the official committee of talc claimants in the Chapter 11 case of LTL Management LLC as well as some individual talc plaintiffs who said the bankruptcy court recognized the need for speed in addressing the...

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