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Johnson & Johnson's baby powder is displayed on a table in this photo illustration. A federal judge has allowed Johnson & Johnson's spinoff of a unit to proceed with a controversial bankruptcy. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Johnson & Johnson wins a key court battle in baby powder case

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In this photo illustration, a container of Johnson's baby powder sits on a table in 2019. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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J&J is using a bankruptcy maneuver to block lawsuits over baby powder cancer claims

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Johnson & Johnson is facing tens of thousands of lawsuits over claims that its talcum-based products caused users to develop cancer. The company says its powder products are safe. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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