New Jersey Supreme Court Reverses Appellate Division’s Prior Ruling in Rowe
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New Jersey Supreme Court Reverses Appellate Division’s Prior Ruling in Rowe

December 27, 2019

Jessica Saad, an associate in the firm’s Toxic Tort practice, wrote an article for Westlaw discussing the New Jersey Supreme Court’s defense friendly decision in Donna Rowe v. Bell & Gossett Co.

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.”

 

Read the full article here:

New Jersey Supreme Court Reverses the Appellate Division’s Prior Ruling in Rowe Creating a Positive Light for Asbestos Defendants,” Westlaw, December 2, 2019

More about Goldberg Segalla’s Jessica Saad:

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.