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Case Study: The Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cases

This case study looks at a California case brought against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. The lawsuit is based on allegations that genital application of talcum powder causes ovarian cancer. The plaintiff sued in state court in California and won multi-million dollar verdicts, though these were set aside by the trial court judge. This presentation analyzes the appeal of that decision and the California appellate court analysis and decision.

The text of the case can be accessed here:


Please also see a similar case on the same subject from Missouri.