N.J. State Court Judge Denies Plaintiff Efforts to Stop J&J from Spinning Talc Liabilities Off into Subsidiary

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. –– The New Jersey state court judge overseeing the state’s coordinated docket for talcum powder claims has denied plaintiff efforts to stop Johnson & Johnson from spinning its talc liabilities off into a subsidiary that would seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, concluding that it did not “possess the authority and jurisdiction to enter the type of relief sought by the plaintiffs.”

In a Sept. 20 order, Hon. John C. Porto of the New Jersey Superior Court for Atlantic County denied the motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in its entirety.

Nearly a month after …


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