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U.S. court rejects Johnson & Johnson’s bankruptcy strategy to end talc lawsuits 

THE WHAT? A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has rejected Johnson & Johnson’s attempts to end thousands of lawsuits regarding its talc-based products via the use of chapter 11 bankruptcy.  

THE DETAILS The Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the case of J&J subsidiary LTL Management LLC, which was created in 2021 in order to move its talc lawsuits to bankruptcy court and halt more than 38,000 lawsuits.  

The court ruled that J&J improperly put its subsidiary into bankruptcy despite there being no financial distress. Prior to the filing, J&J had incurred costs of US$3.5 billion in verdicts and settlements. 

THE WHY? The move to avoid huge lawsuit exposure has been named as the so-called Texas Two-Step bankruptcy strategy, with the ruling against J&J indicating a more stringent scrutiny of the legal tactic going forward. 

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