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30 Jan 2017 New Jersey Supreme Court Deals Blow to Drug and Device Manufacturers Seeking to Avoid Forum Shopping

  This week, in McCarrell v. Hoffman-La Roche Inc. et al., the New Jersey Supreme Court concluded that where statutes of limitations conflict, New Jersey’s limitations period will apply. Case No. 076524 (N.J. Sup. Ct., Jan. 24, 2016). The court’s decision reinstated a $25 million jury verdict for the plaintiff in a product liability action involving Accutane, an acne medication.   The plaintiff, an Alabama resident who was prescribed Accutane in Alabama and received medical treatment there, filed suit in New Jersey where Roche is…