J&J Baby Powder Plaintiff Says Financial Injury Is Enough

Law360, New York (September 26, 2014, 4:34 PM EDT) -- The named plaintiff in a proposed class action accusing Johnson & Johnson of concealing cancer risks of its baby powder argued in federal court Thursday that it was irrelevant she had never developed the disease, saying her alleged financial injury was sufficient to keep the suit afloat.

Firing back at J&J’s motion to dismiss her suit, plaintiff Barbara Mihalich’s response argued that the company was trying to mischaracterize her claims as a personal injury action. She countered that if J&J had told its customers that using the powder could increase their risk of developing ovarian cancer, as she claims in her...

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