STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

Johnson & Johnson Defendants Say Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Suit a ‘Legal Impossibility’

COLUMBUS, Ga. –– Johnson & Johnson defendants have attacked claims of fraud and conspiracy asserted in a talcum powder lawsuit, maintaining that such claims are a legal impossibility since a parent corporation cannot conspire with its wholly owned subsidiary.

In a July 21 motion filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, defendants Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. further maintained that the complaint “improperly lumps together both Johnson & Johnson defendants –– thereby failing to identify any specific act of misconduct by either….”

Plaintiffs Cammy and Michael Marchetti filed the underlying action, ...

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