A committee representing cancer victims suing Johnson & Johnson told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit that a bankruptcy judge erred in refusing to dismiss a closely watched Chapter 11 case that “lacks any valid bankruptcy purpose.”

On Feb. 25, Chief Bankruptcy Judge Michael Kaplan in New Jersey refused to dismiss the bankruptcy of LTL Management, a newly created subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, concluding that its Chapter 11 case was not filed in bad faith.