J&J Talc Unit's Ch. 11 Case Allowed To Go Forward

By Vince Sullivan (February 25, 2022, 11:07 AM EST) -- The bankrupt talc unit of Johnson & Johnson survived motions to dismiss its Chapter 11 case Friday after a New Jersey judge said the bankruptcy presents the best way for talc injury claimants to receive recoveries.

In a 56-page opinion, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Michael B. Kaplan said LTL Management LLC's Chapter 11 case was filed in good faith and served a valid bankruptcy purpose, namely to address the more than 38,000 ovarian cancer and mesothelioma claims the debtor and its parent companies are facing in the tort system.

"[T]his court holds a strong conviction that the bankruptcy court is the optimal...

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