STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report
Johnson & Johnson Defendants Say Conspiracy Claims in Talcum Powder Suit a ‘Legal Impossibility’
July 27, 2016
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, ...