A Supreme Court ruling in a Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) case that limited where companies could be sued by requiring a stronger connection between the plaintiff’s claim and the company’s misconduct, has resulted in the near doubling of talc ovarian cancer cases consolidated in New Jersey federal court. Following the BMS ruling, Judge Freda L. Wolfson of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey issued an order that allowed plaintiffs to re-file their cases in the consolidated litigation in order to avoid the potential challenge of jurisdiction. Since Wolfson’s order, more than 1,900 plaintiffs – most of whom ... Read More
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