Plaintiffs’ lawyers reject J&J claims of fraud in mesh lawsuits

January 23, 2015 4:29 PM

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for thousands of women suing Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc over transvaginal mesh devices are fighting back against the company’s claim that illegal phone solicitations may have resulted in baseless lawsuits.

Plaintiffs’ lawyers said in a court filing late Thursday there was “no evidence of fraud” tainting nearly 23,000 federal mesh injury lawsuits, which have been consolidated before U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin in the Southern District of West Virginia.

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