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JPMDL Centralizes Johnson & Johnson Talc Powder Suits To New Jersey Federal Court

(October 11, 2016, 9:11 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Oct. 4 centralized nine suits claiming that the talc in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder has caused ovarian cancer (In Re: Johnson & Johnson  Talcum Powder Products Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2738, JPMDL).

(Order available.  Document #77-161012-011R.)

The JPMDL said that because the suits are so similar, centralization in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey is necessary.

“The majority of the actions are personal injury or...
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