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This is interesting. When J&J created Ethicon it looked like a similar attempt to separate itself from hernia mesh liability. This decision will probably influence mesh litigation cases.
“(Bloomberg) — Johnson & Johnson can’t use bankruptcy to resolve more than 40,000 cancer lawsuits over its baby powder, a federal appeals court ruled.
The three-judge panel in Philadelphia sided with cancer victims, who argued that J&J wrongly put its specially created unit, LTL Management, under court protection to block juries around the country from hearing the lawsuits.”