STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

Talc MDL Court Dismisses Putative Class Action, Says Plaintiffs Haven’t Established Injury-in-Fact, But Allows Leave to Amend

TRENTON, N.J. –– The federal judge overseeing the national coordinated multidistrict litigation docket for talcum powder claims has granted Johnson & Johnson’s motion to dismiss the first amended complaint filed in a putative class action, but has allowed the plaintiffs leave to amend.

In its July 14 published ruling, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey found that the plaintiffs lacked Article III standing to bring the claims since they failed to establish that they had suffered an injury-in-fact.

The Estrada lawsuit was originally filed in California; in it, plaintiff Mona Estrada asserted the class action claims ...

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