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A federal appeals court has dismissed the only class action brought on behalf of consumers of Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder, concluding that “buyer’s remorse” was not enough to establish standing to sue.

In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit found on Thursday that the plaintiff, Mona Estrada, got what she paid for, even though Johnson & Johnson failed to warn consumers that prolonged use of its talcum powder products could cause ovarian cancer.

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Amanda Bronstad

Amanda Bronstad is the ALM staff reporter covering class actions and mass torts nationwide. She writes the email dispatch Critical Mass. She is based in Los Angeles.

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