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Johnson & Johnson Proposes $8.9 Billion Talcum Powder Cancer Settlement

April 5, 2023   |  
Potentially marking the final phase of a years-long legal battle, Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $8.9 billion to potentially settle thousands of claims alleging that the company's talcum powder products caused ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, and other health problems. The proposed settlement still requires approval by a federal bankruptcy...
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Johnson & Johnson’s Bankruptcy Plan for Talcum Powder Lawsuits Crushed by Appeals Court

January 31, 2023   |  
Court Rules Against Johnson & Johnson Bankruptcy Plan in Major Win for Talcum Powder Plaintiffs Johnson & Johnson suffered a significant legal defeat in its efforts to avoid liability in talcum powder lawsuits this week, with the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the company cannot use bankruptcy...
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Federal Court Accelerates Appeal of Johnson & Johnson Bankruptcy Plan to Limit Talcum Powder Liability

May 12, 2022   |  
Plaintiffs Will Appeal Approval of the "Texas Two-Step" Bankruptcy Filing Affecting Talcum Powder Lawsuits A U.S. bankruptcy judge has granted and will accelerate an appeal by talcum powder lawsuit plaintiffs of Johnson & Johnson's recently approved and controversial "Texas Two-Step" bankruptcy plan, which would shield the company from significant liability...
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Court Approves J&J Bankruptcy Plan to Limit Talc Lawsuit Liability

March 17, 2022   |  
Bankruptcy Decision May Limit Johnson & Johnson's Liability in Talcum Powder Lawsuits Johnson & Johnson, one of the most popular talcum-based baby powder products manufacturers, has been approved for the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing for its subunit LTL Management. Judge Michael B. Kaplan has approved the bankruptcy filing and rejected...
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Talcum Powder Lawsuit Status: Early 2022 Update

January 19, 2022   |  
One of the most popular manufacturers of talc-based products, Johnson & Johnson, is currently battling thousands of talcum powder lawsuits that allege their popular talc-based baby powder contained dangerous levels of asbestos and caused cancer. Asbestos is a known carcinogen, and now-leaked internal documents from Johnson & Johnson suggest that...
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Talcum Powder Lawsuits Update: Johnson & Johnson Attempts to Use Bankruptcy to Avoid Liability

October 22, 2021   |  
In response to thousands of talcum powder lawsuits claiming that their popular talc-based baby powder may lead to certain cancers, Johnson & Johnson appears to be attempting to use a bankruptcy filing to avoid liability or paying value in these claims. Johnson & Johnson’s recent legal move suggests that time...
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Johnson & Johnson Wins $50 Million Talcum Powder Lawsuit But Faces Thousands More

August 6, 2021   |  
On Friday, July 30, 2021, an Illinois jury ruled in a talcum powder lawsuit that Johnson & Johnson was not liable for specific plaintiffs’ claims that its popular talc-based baby powder can lead to ovarian and other cancers. This marks a major win for Johnson & Johnson, which has faced...
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Facing Talcum Powder Lawsuits, Johnson & Johnson Considers Restructuring, Bankruptcy Filings

July 27, 2021   |  
Defendant Considers Bankruptcy Protections as It Faces Talcum Powder Lawsuits Facing potentially billions of dollars in settlements and verdicts in thousands of talcum powder lawsuits, Johnson & Johnson is considering options to "offload" liabilities, potentially including starting new talc-related business units that would then seek bankruptcy protections. First reported by...
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Sunscreen Recall: Johnson & Johnson Issues Benzene Cancer Warning

July 15, 2021   |  
Neutrogena and Aveeno Sunscreen Recall Announced Due to Cancer Risk Johnson & Johnson has issued a voluntary recall of certain sunscreens due to benzene contamination and potential cancer risk. The company announced that it was recalling five sunscreen lines marketed under the Neutrogena and Aveeno brand names. The company said...
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Supreme Court Denies Johnson & Johnson’s Appeal of $2 Billion Talcum Powder Verdict

June 3, 2021   |  
The Supreme Court has declined to take up Johnson & Johnson’s appeal of a $2 billion verdict in talcum powder lawsuits. Johnson & Johnson had argued that it did not receive a fair trial. As is typical in rejecting appeals, the Supreme Court offered no explanation for its decision. Two...
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