The J&J’s baby powder is allegedly containing asbestos which can potentially cause ovarian and other types of cancers. The company is facing the 2,400 lawsuits filed against the company.
J&J wanted to transfer the lawsuits to the district court of Delaware only because the supplier of J&J’s filed a case of bankruptcy in the same court. But the company has to settle with a no from the federal court as the judge simply denied the request of the company.
The judge of the court Maryellen Noreika said that the court has no right to do so, and said that J&J failure to deal with the lawsuits will directly affect the bankruptcy proceedings.
She said, “The judges in the states who are already handling these cases are better suited to hear the claims before them than is this Court, which would have to hear thousands of cases and apply different state laws to each.”
The unanticipated reaction from the court left the company in a state of confusion. The company already received mixed judgments from the state courts previously a Missouri jury ruled the pay an amount of $4.69 billion to 22 women who came out with the allegation on the company’s talc.
In an interview, the spokesperson of J&J’s said “We are disappointed in this decision, which would have streamlined the process for reviewing current cases and increased overall efficiency for all parties involved,”
But the company is still “Vigorously” defending its product by stating that its product is “safe and does not cause cancer has not changed,”