The New Jersey Supreme Court on Thursday offered a balm to New Jersey drug companies, ruling that consumers can’t necessarily avail themselves of New Jersey’s plaintiff-friendly product liability law in circumstances where their own state’s law drastically limits recovery.

The court ruled, 5-2, in Rowe v. Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., A-16-06, that Michigan law should apply to a suit by a Michigan man who attempted suicide after taking the acne-treatment drug Accutane, made in New Jersey by Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.

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