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Suing drug makers is hardly new, but two states are being called ‘judicial hellholes,’ partly because they are regular destinations for product liability lawsuits targeting the pharmaceutical industry.

In its latest annual ranking, the American Tort Reform Association singled out California and New Jersey, in part, for seemingly inviting consumers to file claims that they were harmed by medicines. The advocacy group, for those unaware, is backed by businesses that seek to limit such lawsuits.

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