April 1, 2021, 9:24 PM; Updated: April 1, 2021, 11:27 PM
The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state attorney general’s case against Johnson & Johnson may proceed, affirming a lower court decision blocking the company’s attempt to end the case.
The state’s original 2014 complaint accused the company of violating consumer protection laws by failing to disclose ovarian cancer risks to women posed by its baby powder containing talc.
Johnson & Johnson sought summary judgment, arguing the Mississippi Consumer Protection Act doesn’t apply to the labeling of products regulated by the federal Food and Drug Administration. The company also said federal law preempted the state’s claims.
The Hinds County…