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Plaintiff Can't Cherry-Pick Court, Judges Rule

Law360 (March 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- New Jersey's Supreme Court has ruled that a plaintiff cannot cherry-pick the court in which to file his product liability lawsuit against drug maker Hoffman-La Roche Inc. based on which state laws are most amenable to his claim.

Robert Rowe was prescribed Accutane, Hoffman-La Roche’s popular acne medication, in Michigan, and bought the medicine in a Michigan pharmacy. However, Rowe filed a suit alleging that the company did not provided proper warnings about Accutane’s side effects in New Jersey, where the company is based and where...
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