YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
Taylor Sheldon, Sheriff
Oxford, MS 38655
||YCSD Case File # 001294-23E-2004
||Detective S. Murphy, Detective T. Armstrong
||June 14, 2004
The Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department obtained the court
records for Nathaniel Nelson VS. Church & Dwight Co., Inc., owner of
Trojan brand condoms.
The case was filed on January 15, 2003.
In summary, Mr. Nathaniel "Hunter" Nelson
(plaintiff) sued Church & Dwight Co. (respondent) for punitive
damages due to the improper labeling of latex condoms. Mr. Nelson
alleged that, after donning a Trojan condom handed to him by his
date, he suffered an allergic reaction causing him emotional
suffering. Mr. Nelson established, by way of
affidavit from his physician, his
allergy to latex rubber of the type used in respondent's condoms.
Mr. Nelson alleged that, because of the low light conditions and the
lack of adequate glow-in-the-dark labeling, he was unable to
determine that the condom contained natural rubber latex and that
this alleged failure to adequately label the product constituted
negligence on the part of the respondent.
In September 2003, case was dismissed as being without merit.
Investigation of YCSD Case # 001294-23E-2004 is active and
ongoing as of this date.