Riding a national wave of hormone replacement therapy and Vioxx product liability suits, Atlantic County, N.J., is fast becoming a forum of choice for centralization of mass tort cases, to the point that the New Jersey Supreme Court may divert resources to help the vicinage handle the load. The court has assigned to Judge Carol Higbee the mushrooming number of suits over Vioxx, and has also consolidated with her court all suits over health problems caused by HRT products.
Mass Tort Docket Grows in New Jersey as HRT, Vioxx Litigation Multiplies
New Jersey Law Journal
October 15, 2004