Hon Bruce J. Kaplan, JSCNew Brunswick
New Jersey recognizes several Mass Tort and Non-Mass Tort Centrally Managed cases that are handled by the Multicounty Litigation Section. There are currently There are 19 multicounty litigations in New Jersey. Those include Accutane, Asbestos, ABG Stryker, Benicar, Bristol-Meyers-Squib, Fosamax, Levaquin, Mirena, Risperdal/Seroquel/Zyprexa, Talc-Powder, YAZ/Yasmin/Ocella, Pelvic Mesh, Reglan, Stryker Implant, Pompton Lakes, DePuy ASR Hip Implant, AlloDerm, Propecia and Stryker LFIT. Certain Superior Court Judges have been assigned by the Chief Justice to exclusively manage these cases. New Jersey Federal court also serves as the Multi District Litigation Court for Elmiron, Benicar, Accutane as well as numerous other state and national class actions.
At this year’s MCL seminar, NJICLE has assembled an esteemed panel of judges as well as leading practitioners to review some of the most recent developments and address the ins and outs of handling multicounty and multi district litigation cases in New Jersey State and Federal Court.
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