J&J Slips Class Action Over Baby Powder Cancer Risks

By Joe Van Acker (March 27, 2015, 6:30 PM EDT) -- A woman claiming she developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for more than 60 years failed to point out any specific misrepresentations the company made and can't claim she paid a premium for the product, a California federal judge ruled Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley dismissed Mona Estrada's proposed class action against J&J, finding she had only identified general statements on the company's website to support her claims that the company falsely described its baby powder as "safe."

"These statements lack sufficient specificity to substantiate an injury," Judge Nunley said. "Moreover, plaintiff does not specifically...

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