• Raising the Bar for Design Defect Claims: A New Jersey Judge Puts Plaintiffs’ Feet to the Fire
  • October 30, 2015 | Authors: Beth S. Rose; William R. Stuart
  • Law Firm: Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. - Newark Office
  • On August 14, 2015, the Honorable Jessica R. Mayer issued numerous rulings in four bellwether cases in the AlloDerm® Litigation, a multi-county litigation pending in New Jersey Superior Court in Middlesex County. Most notably, Judge Mayer dismissed plaintiffs’ design defect claims for failure to proffer reliable expert testimony showing that plaintiffs’ proposed alternative designs were feasible and safer at the time of plaintiffs’ surgeries.