A $25.16 million judgment in favor of an Alabama man who claimed he contracted Crohn’s disease after taking the acne drug Accutane was reinstated by the New Jersey Supreme Court, marking the latest action in the state’s decade-old mass tort litigation. The court ruled that the verdict in favor of Andrew McCarrell should stand despite his lawsuit being filed after the statute of limitations in Alabama. The court said that New Jersey’s more liberal statute of limitations should apply. “Over the years, our choice-of-law jurisprudence has striven to structure rules that will lead to predictable and uniform results that are fair, ... Read More
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