Cosmetics Trade Group Wants Out Of J&J Talc MDL

Law360, New York (February 7, 2017, 7:10 PM EST) -- A non-profit cosmetics trade association on Monday sought to escape multidistrict litigation in New Jersey alleging Johnson & Johnson marketed unsafe talcum powder products, saying that it didn't make or sell any of the products and its lobbying and public relations activities are protected by the First Amendment.

A minority of women claiming that Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products, including Johnson’s Baby Powder, cause ovarian and uterine cancer have also named the Personal Care Products Council as a defendant in their suits, the trade group...
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