In “New Jersey Supreme Court Reverses the Appellate Division’s Prior Ruling in Rowe Creating a Positive Light for Asbestos Defendants,” Jessica breaks down the case and how the former decision would have negatively affected a defendant’s ability to issue fault to settled defendants.
“Further, without the ability to introduce this evidence, the plaintiffs’ counsel would demand higher settlement values from a remaining defendant at trial. A remaining defendant would have had to decide whether to settle a case or risk being the sole defendant at trial, without an opportunity to be able to introduce evidence to allocate fault to the settled defendants. This landmark decision allows jurors a chance to allocate liability fairly to all parties allegedly at fault for the cause of plaintiffs’ injuries.”
Jessica Saad focuses her practice on counseling and defending product manufacturers and suppliers in toxic tort litigation. She is involved in all stages of litigation, from inception through trial and appeal.