Judge Sides With J&J in Defective Sutures Suit

Law360, New York (July 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has dismissed a putative class action brought against Johnson & Johnson that alleged the medical device manufacturer fraudulently produced and sold faulty medical sutures.

Judge Carl J. Barbier of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Wednesday granted the medical giant's motion to dismiss the case, saying the plaintiff's fraud claim could not be brought under Louisiana state law.

Losanna Truxillo, whose 2001 hysterectomy ran into complications that required two additional surgeries, filed the lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson...
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