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SC Johnson critical of Oklahoma AG over tagline reference

Wisconsin-based SC Johnson's CEO is threatening to sue Oklahoma's attorney general for using its “family company'' tagline in reference to Johnson & Johnson

August 29, 2019  by The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY – The head of SC Johnson, the company that makes household products like Windex and Drano, is threatening to sue Oklahoma’s attorney general for using its “family company” tagline when referring to the similarly named company Johnson & Johnson.

Wisconsin-based SC Johnson’s Chief Executive Officer H. Fisk Johnson sent Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter a second letter this week threatening legal action.

Hunter on Monday won a $572 million judgment for Oklahoma against New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson and its pharmaceutical subsidiaries over the state’s opioid crisis.

A spokesman for Hunter’s office says any reference in the state’s legal briefs to Johnson & Johnson as a family-oriented company was inadvertent and “regrettable.”

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Johnson & Johnson makes consumer products like Band-Aid and Johnson’s Baby Powder.