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New Jersey business groups urge court to toss Ethicon whistleblower case again

The New Jersey Supreme Court’s Appellate Division last year decided to revive a whistleblower lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit, triggering a backlash from state business groups who argue that the case effectively would allow employees in watchdog positions to file improper whistleblower lawsuits. Law360 reports that the New Jersey Business & Industry Association and the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute filed a brief June 2 urging the high court to overturn the Appellate court’s decision. They are the latest tort-reform minded groups to push back against the decision, saying that it improperly broadens the state’s whistleblower law by ... Read More

Court says former Johnson & Johnson executive’s whistleblower complaint can go to trial

A former Ethicon executive who claims he was fired in retaliation for voicing concerns about product safety and efficacy has had his case upheld and remanded for jury trial by a judicial panel in New Jersey Superior Court. Joel Lippman, former vice president of clinical trials for Johnson & Johnson‘s unit Ethicon, claims he was fired in May 2006 for raising concerns about the safety and effectiveness of several medical products, which resulted in delayed product launches, recalls, and other setbacks for the medical products conglomerate. Mr. Lippman alleges Ethicon retaliated against him even though calling out safety and efficacy ... Read More

New Jersey medical manufacturer ceases production after mold is found in its intravenous drugs

A U.S. District Judge has shuttered a New Jersey-based manufacturer of medical products for manufacturing and distributing contaminated drugs and other products and for failing to meet the minimum federal standards for safety and current good manufacturing practice requirements, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement. Med Prep Consulting Inc. of Tinton Falls, N.J., was ordered to halt production after a Connecticut hospital discovered intravenous drugs containing visible contaminants and reported the products to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). FDA officials investigated and found the injectable drugs contained mold. Med Prep manufactures a range of drug products ... Read More