J&J Wins Bid To Keep Children's Tylenol Suit In Fed. Court

Law360, Philadelphia (November 2, 2012, 6:23 PM EDT) -- In a win for Johnson & Johnson, a Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday refused to remand to state court a product liability case alleging that contaminated batches of Children's Tylenol caused a 2-year-old's death on grounds that the plaintiffs had fraudulently joined defendants.

U.S. District Judge Mary McLaughlin ruled that plaintiffs in the case, Washington state residents who allege that J&J knowingly let contaminated batches of the drug go to market, had fraudulently joined as defendants company executives who reside in Pennsylvania.

J&J executives William Weldon and...
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