NJ Time Limits Should Apply To Accutane Case, Justices Told

Law360, New York (October 13, 2016, 4:07 PM EDT) -- The attorney for an Accutane user seeking to reinstate his $25 million jury verdict over the acne drug’s adverse effects urged the New Jersey Supreme Court on Thursday to apply the state’s statute of limitations rules to the case, emphasizing the Garden State’s role as a “vanguard” of pharmaceutical law.

The question before the justices hearing oral argument in Trenton was whether the timeliness of Andrew McCarrell’s lawsuit against Hoffman-LaRoche Inc. should be assessed under New Jersey law, which allows for the equitable tolling of statutes of limitations under discovery rule principles, or the law of McCarrell’s home state of Alabama,...

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