J&J Seeks To Boot Suit Claiming Baby Powder Causes Cancer

Law360, New York (August 12, 2014, 5:26 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson on Monday sought to toss a proposed class action in Illinois federal court accusing its classic baby powder products of increasing users' risk of ovarian cancer, arguing that the named plaintiff did not show that she had suffered any injury from using the product.

In a motion to dismiss, J&J targeted claims by plaintiff Barbara Mihalich, saying that her allegations show that she suffered no injury — as she has not developed ovarian cancer — and that her claims for economic loss are too vague. J&J argued that Mihalich is not asking for compensatory damages under the state...

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