A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for September 23-29.


Accutane Appeal Prompts Calls for NJ Court to Adopt ‘Daubert’

Charles Toutant | New Jersey Law Journal

An appeal before the New Jersey Supreme Court over expert testimony in suits concerning the acne drug Accutane is seen by many as a chance to revise the state’s standard for admitting such evidence.

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Farmer Who’s Suing County Fair: The Balloons Scare My Livestock!

Steve Novak | lehighvalleylive.com

Hot air balloons may want to steer clear of Lisa Van Horn’s farm during next year’s Warren County Farmers’ Fair. The White Township farmer is suing the county fair — which includes a hot air balloon festival — for allegedly frightening her livestock on multiple occasions, and at least once inciting a stampede.

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Appellate Division Statistics for the 2016-17 Term

Bruce D. Greenberg | NJ Appellate Law Blog

At last night’s New Jersey State Bar Association Appellate Practice Committee meeting, statistics from the 2016-17 Term of the Appellate Division were presented.  Many of them are substantially similar to those of other years, indicating the relative consistency of the Appellate Division from year to year.

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