July 23, 2012
New Jersey Court Rejects Brand-Name Manufacturer Liability for Injuries Caused By Generic
Abnormal Use reports that a New Jersey Superior Court has rejected the "innovator liability" theory accepted by a California court in Conte v. Wyeth. Under this theory, a plaintiff sues a brand-name manufacturer of a drug for injuries allegedly caused by taking the generic version of the drug. To date, Conte is the only decision upholding this theory of liability.
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