Case Study: In Re McNeil Consumer Healthcare

Law360, New York (September 28, 2011, 6:24 PM EDT) -- Judge Mary McLaughlin of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania tossed a class action recently after finding that the named plaintiffs lacked standing in In re McNeil Consumer Healthcare Litigation.[1]

A group of consumers filed the lawsuit, alleging a multitude of claims purportedly arising from quality-control issues in certain products made by Johnson & Johnson's consumer health care division, McNeil Consumer Healthcare. The suit sought solely economic damages claimed to have been sustained by consumers purchasing over-the-counter medications that were recalled after...
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