In a huge victory for pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, a federal judge has dismissed all claims in a massive consumer fraud and RICO suit that accused the company of trying to hide widespread manufacturing and quality control problems that led to recalls of a slew of popular over-the-counter drugs including Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec, Benadryl, Rolaids and Mylanta.
The suit accused J&J and its subsidiary, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, of a conspiracy to conceal quality control issues and to dodge their duties to pay full refunds to consumers.
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