Atlantic County, home of New Jersey’s largest mass tort docket with over 20,000 cases, will lose more than 13,000 of them over the next month or so when they are transferred to Bergen and Middlesex counties as part of a judiciary initiative to more evenly distribute the caseload.

The five categories of cases slated to be moved include pelvic mesh lawsuits and litigation over the bone-loss drug Fosamax.

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